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Carols Under the Stars

Friday 3 December @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Location

Wellington Monument
Near Wellington, Somerset TA21 9PA + Google Map
Website:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wellington-monument

Event Details

Date:
Friday 3 December 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Transport
Car park on site
Facilities
No toilets available
Suitable for
All ages
Terrain
Level surface, Uneven or muddy ground
Carols under the Stars, Wellington Monument, Friday 3 December 7pm

Download carols programme and song sheet to view on your mobile phone. We will also have a few printed copies available on the night.

Please bring a torch, wrap up warm and be prepared for rain if it comes.

Carols Under the Stars at the Wellington Monument.

The event will be shorter and a little more low-key than previous years, as we continue to be mindful of the risk of Covid-19. Nevertheless, it will still be a great opportunity to get together and enjoy the countryside, (fingers crossed) our star-lit skies, and the Wellington Monument lit up for the occasion.

There’ll be a toasty bonfire to keep us warm as we listen to and sing along with Blackdown Community Choir.

Despite all its challenges, this year has given us cause to celebrate. It is 30 years since Blackdown Hills was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and, this summer, work to restore the Wellington Monument was completed and the Monument reopened.

On the night…

The singing will commence at 7pm led by Blackdown Community Choir.

We advise that you arrive around 15 minutes earlier to allow time to walk up the avenue to the Wellington Monument.

Parking at Wellington Monument is very limited so please do car share where possible. Unfortunately, we’re not able to run the minibus this year (but we do plan to reinstate it for next year’s event).

Mince pies, cakes and hot drinks will be available to purchase on arrival.

We will have a few printed copies of our song sheet available but encourage you to download an electronic copy to your phone. This will be available here from a few days before the event.

You’re welcome to stay and socialise by the fire after the singing but ask that you leave the site by 8.30pm.

Carols Under the Stars is weather dependent so we’ll be checking the forecast in the run up to the event. Before you set off, please check our website events calendar. If we need to cancel to due inclement weather, we’ll post an update there.

The newly restored Wellington Monument at sunset

The newly restored Wellington Monument. Photo National Trust

 

Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Trust logos

 

 

 

 

 

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