A new event has been added to the Christmas calendar in Weymouth.

Weymouth Town Council has announced it will be holding a new carol service in the run up to Christmas. 

Mayor of Weymouth, Cllr Kate Wheller has invited residents to join her at this year’s ‘Carols by the Coast’, near the beach office on the Promenade, where an additional tree will be placed.

Music will be provided by The Salvation Army Band at the event on Saturday, December, 2. It begins at 5pm and will continue until 6pm.

There will be an appearance from the Westhill Donkeys along with mulled wine and mince pies for everyone to enjoy.

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Cllr Kate Wheller, said: “Join me for Carols by the Coast, a brand-new festive event being organised by Weymouth Town Council, which I’m hosting as mayor. 

“We’ve got music courtesy of the Salvation Army band, mulled wine, and mince pies, and plenty of festive cheer with two of the Westhill Donkeys in attendance for a great Christmas photo.

“Plus, there’s still more exciting details to be announced. This day also marks Small Business Saturday where there will be free parking in Weymouth’s town centre car parks that are operated by Dorset Council.

“So, why not pop down after a busy day of shopping and join me at this year’s Carols by the Coast.” 

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Melanie Llewellyn, owner of Westhill Donkeys added: “We are very much looking forward to being a part of the mayor’s carol service, Annie and Dainty are looking forward to meeting everyone. Giving lots of donkey hugs and hopefully some beautiful photos too.  

“Although you won’t be able to feed them, as sometimes they mistake fingers for carrots. They would love it if you brought some bananas, carrots or apples for them to take home to share with all the other donkeys in the family.

“We very much look forward to hearing everyone singing, especially the all-time favourite… Little Donkey."