Hale Barns gears up for Christmas carnival and evening concert starring Stop The Cavalry singer Jona Lewie

By David Prior at

Hale Barns is all set for its big Christmas spectacular this Sunday, with festivities starting at 12 noon.

The grounds at Holy Angels church will be transformed into a fantastic winter carnival with arts and craft stalls, artisan food and drink such as Yorkshire pudding wraps and wood fired pizza, Kids Rides and entertainment from Seldons Funfair, Live Music from amazing local acts, dazzling dance displays, a special visit from Santa Claus and a FREE firework display.

And the day will be capped with a special Christmas Concert in the evening, staged inside Holy Angels church and headlined by Jona Lewie, the songwriter behind festive classic Stop the Cavalry as well as Always in the Kitchen at Parties.

Jona Lewie will be headlining an evening Christmas concert at Holy Angela in Hale Barns

Lewie will share the line-up with local artists including teen soprano Scarlett Quigley, Wayne Devlin, Di Voci Ladies Choir, Lauren Lovelle, Kaleidoscope Big Band, Festival Orchestra Players and a couple of surprises.

The event is being organised by the team behind the recent Hale Barns Carnival, which brought 80s disco band Odyssey to the village.

Organiser Max Eden said: “We cannot wait to show the village what we have planned this Sunday – there are fantastic performers, mouthwatering food, a spectacular firework display, great kids entertainment and rides and a superb Robinsons bar stocked with festive favourites for the grown ups.

“And in the evening we will have a multi million-selling artist performing – Hale Barns is well and truly on the map!”

The free outdoor events run from 12 till 7pm in the car parks and grounds of Holy Angels Church, with the big evening concert staged in the church at 7pm.

Tickets can be purchased in person from The Bulls Head on Wicker lane, on the day at the ticket office or online at