STANLEY Park will be hosting a series of Christmas events in December to celebrate the festive season. The events have been supported by Stanley Park Liverpool CIC, The Isla Gladstone Conservatory, Local Councillors, Mayfair Home Furniture and Liverpool Mutual Homes. Managing Director of the Isla Gladstone Gemma McGowan set up Stanley Park CIC earlier this year to animate Stanley Park with events, activities and real life social networks. Gemma said “Stanley Park is a great place to spend time and this Christmas we’re excited to be hosting lots of events for all the family, from our Santa Hat junior run to the Christmas Concert, there is going to be lots of activities for the whole family!” Here’s what’s going on… Stanley Park’s Christmas Party Saturday 10th December 12 Noon – 3pm £4 per child A fun and festive afternoon with Father Christmas, full of art workshops, games, kids’ yoga and storytelling in the Isla Gladstone Conservatory. Tickets cost £4 per child and adults go free. Buy your tickets at StanleyParkChristmas.eventbrite.co.uk Santa Hat junior parkrun Sunday 11th December 9am-10am Free Santa Hat junior parkrun comes to Stanley Park on 11th December. The free, 2K, timed run is for 4-14 year olds, children can run on their own or with an adult and they can be seen at every point on the course by a parkrun Marshall. Come in a Santa Hat or festive themed running clothes, get special Christmas treats, enter our special Christmas raffle* then take part in a kids’ yoga session! *Runners must be registered with parkrun and bring their barcode to be entered in to the Christmas raffle. Register here: www.parkrun.org.uk/stanleypark-juniors/ Stanley Park’s Christmas Concert Thursday 15th December 6:30pm – 8pm Free Stanley Park’s Christmas Concert takes place on 15th December on the Isla Gladstone bandstand for a festive evening with live performances from the Salvation Army Band and a special visit from Father Christmas! The Bookworm Players Presents: The Elf Who Forgot About Christmas Saturday 17th December 1pm Show and 2.30pm Show Tickets cost £5.50 per Child and £7 per Adult An enchanting tale all about friendship, adventure and seeking the meaning of Christmas. A show for children aged 7 and under, though the whole family will enjoy this musical treat! Help Jolly the Elf, Fifi the Fairy and Simon the Snowman by singing, dancing and joining in with the storytelling of this charming festive production. Tickets are available at www.wegottickets.com/evenue/5493 junior parkrun Christmas Social Sunday 18th December 9am-10am Free On the 18th December junior parkrun will be hosting a special Christmas social in Kemps Bistro, runners (and their adults!) can get a free drink and festive snacks!