The 2023 festive season arrives in Ash

Ash Christmas Tree 2023

Preparations for the 2023 festive season have been marked by the arrival of the Ash Christmas Tree. This is ahead of Ash Parish Council (APC) Fantasia event which is held in The Ash Centre. The centre will be full of Craft Stalls, Games, and tables representing charitable causes and local businesses, which is always a fun day out for all the family. The Rotary Christmas Float will also be collecting money for charity and playing Christmas classics for all. There will also be a mobile farm, which is free to visit.

The Ash Centre event opens at 12 pm and closes at 4:30 pm, after which festivities move to Wharf Road where a road closure will allow residents to gather and sing carols with the Ash Vale ensemble. Santa has been invited to turn on the village lights at 5 pm. Ash Wharf road will also be closed between 4 pm and 6 pm.

The event is free to enter and money raised by selling table stalls will be donated to the Royal Surrey hospital.

Christmas Lights Motifs
New lights procured by Ash Parish Council

Ash Christmas Tree

The Ash Christmas tree has historically been donated by the Surrey County Councillor for Ash, using their Member’s Allocation. Cllr Carla Morson has continued this tradition to ensure the festive season starts in style. The Christmas Lights are sponsored by Kia Dover Garage and powered thanks to Bridges Estate Agent.

Farms2ewe Mobile Farm

This year a Christmas themed mobile farm will be located on the Ash Centre car park. This is suitable for all ages and will include a Donkey, Pony, Goats, Lambs and some Fancy Mice for people to hold. There is no cost to visit there Mobile Farm.

Ash Centre Market

The Ash Centre market is open from 12:00 pm until 4:30 pm and includes a mixture of both charity and local craft stalls. Entry to the Christmas market is free.

The Ash Centre, Ash Hill Rd, Ash, Aldershot GU12 5DP, UK

Christmas float
Rotary Christmas float collecting money for charity outside the Ash Centre in 2021

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