Elsewhere in Stroud

Christmas is a time for communities to come together and there’s lots going on in Stroud during the festive season. Here’s what we recommend…

Stroud Goodwill Evening, Friday 5th December 5pm-9pm: join in the festivities at the annual Stroud Goodwill evening. Shops, cafés and restaurants will be open late so you can browse at leisure; there’s plenty for the kids too with a Fairy Tale-themed procession, lantern making and Santa’s magic toy shop…


St Lawrence Church Christmas Tree Festival, Sunday 30th November – Sunday 7th December: the sight of 124 Christmas trees, all decorated by different community groups, is always a special occasion and well worth taking a few moments out from your Christmas shopping to pay a visit. There is also a great range of charity Christmas cards for sale.


Santa Fun Run, Sunday 14th December from 9.30am: don a seasonal costume and join in this 3K fun run (or 1K walk) at Stratford Park, hosted by Stroud Rotary Club. Raising money for Home Start and Cotswold Care, entry costs from £2.50 and booking must be made online at stroudfunrun.co.uk. Dogs, prams, strollers and even serious runners welcome!