Christmas In Downton

Nothing - Not Even Covid - stops Christmas!
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Although it may not be possible to hold the Christmas Festival in its normal format this year, the organisers are already coming up with a plan to organise things differently to celebrate the festive season, despite restrictions.

The re-imagined event will take place over the month of December and Downton residents will be invited to submit photographs of their decorated tree, wreath, table centre, nativity scene, garden tree ..... or even whole house (wherever their imagination may go!) to form a virtual Village Christmas Trail which will be made available on-line.

The intention is to include some music, recipes, activities for children and and even virtual cake.

The organisers add "After what has been a very difficult year for many, we will include larger entries, that can be viewed from the street, in a physical Downton Christmas Trail with the aim of cheering up the whole village. We hope people will still be willing to share Christmas goodwill by making a donation to this year's charity, the Family Counselling Trust. For details of the trust, click here. To donate, click here.

This web page will be expanded to become the main site for the Festival. Currently (as it's only November) it's a bit thin - so please send your photos, music, recipes, and whatever else to: or use the ContactUs page. Please note that music should be in mp3 format, and photos can be jpg or png format. The photos and songs must not be copyrighted or you must own the copyright.

Pictures of Downton at Christmas

"Angels from the Realms of Glory"
Salisbury Embroiderers Guild

"Glass Snowflakes"
Lynn Purcell

Recipes - by local chefs!

These recipes have been given for your delectation - results are not guaranteed!

Pistachio and Cranberry Biscotti Lynn Purcell Details
Mincemeat Slice Patricia Jones Details

Some Christmas Music - by local musicians!

These carols from Kings are for test purposes only - and will be replaced when you send me some home-made music!

The Downton Band will be playing Christmas Music around the village as usual - see here for the band website.

O Little Town of Bethlehem
Once in Royal David's City

The Downton Christmas Trail

Key Address
1 Catherine Crescent Enlarge
2 Wick Lane Enlarge
3 Wick Lane Enlarge

Awaiting more pictures to put on the map - please send them in!