Dear Readers and Advertisers, 
It’s the December edition and yes it’s back by popular demand, the Word Search competition that everyone is talking about. You can win for Christmas Day A FANTASTIC CHRISTMAS HAMPER TO FEED A FAMILY OF 6, which includes TURKEY and TRIMMINGS courtesy of IAIN at ISTEAD RISE BUTCHERS, FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES courtesy of STEVE’S, HERBERT ROAD and CHRISTMAS PUDDING, BISCUITS, CHOCOLATES, FIZZ, PLUS MUCH MORE courtesy of THE VILLAGE ADVERTISER. Entry deadline is 14th December 2023. The hamper will be delivered to the winner on Friday 22nd December. 
After another amazing response to the November Word Search competition, congratulations goes to JAMIE DUNN of DARTFORD, who won a £50 GIFT CARD to spend at Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe, courtesy of THE VILLAGE ADVERTISER. Just in time for Christmas. The missing word being ‘EXPLODE'. 
If you're an existing or new customer looking ahead to 2024 and would like more information on how The Village Advertiser can help you expand your business, we're here to help. We can promote your school or charity event and we are very keen to support. You can call on 01322 911875 or email for information or to book a space - advertising sales deadline for the January 2023 edition is 12th December. There's more information on the website at 
This year BEAMS, who support disabled children and families are holding a BIG CHRISTMAS RAFFLE where you could win £1000, £500 or a Family Merlin Discovery Pass, it’s just £2 to enter. To enter online go to or call 01322 668501 extension 5.  
New Ash Green Primary School are holding their Christmas Fair on Friday 1st December from 3:45pm to 5:30pm. Farningham Village Hall are holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday 2nd December from 3pm to 7pm.  
Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation, Eynsford are holding a Mid-Week Christmas Craft Market on 6th December from 11am to 3pm.  
Eynsford Riverside Club are holding a Christmas Market on Saturday 9th December from 11am to 3pm.  
The Annual Christmas Tree Festival takes place on Saturday 9th December from 10am to 4pm, Sunday 10th December from 12 noon to 4pm and Monday 11th December from 10am to 1pm at St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Ash. Entrance is FREE and all the lovely creatively designed trees need to be judged by you. Refreshments will be available as well as Carol Singing and Festive Music from the De Mere Wind Quintet on Saturday 9th December at 7pm with the grand opening on Friday 8th December from 6pm to 7pm.  
NAG Craft Fairs and Markets have a Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 9th December between 1pm and 5pm and Sunday 10th December between 10am and 3pm at New Ash Green Village Hall.  
These are just a few of the events over the next few weeks, there are many more Christmas markets in local schools and village halls, many selling hand crafted and unique goods, perfect for that special gift for Christmas so why not get into the true Christmas spirit and get involved. You will be supporting local arts and crafts as well as finding some unique gifts for your friends and loved ones. 
At this time of year it is the perfect opportunity to thank all of our Readers and Advertisers, for your continued support during 2023. THANK YOU! 
Wishing all our Readers and Advertisers a very Merry Christmas 
The Village Advertiser 
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