Christmas in Mole Valley

All things Christmas that you need to know and can look forward to in Mole Valley over the festive period is all in one place.

Dorking Halls Christmas Panto: Beauty and the Beast

15 - 29 December - Book

With a star cast, impressive music, energetic dance routines as well as plenty of jokes, slapstick and heaps of audience participation!

Our spellbinding pantomime for Christmas 2018 tells the story of Beauty who longs for romance and adventure, a bad-mannered Prince who is transformed into a Beast to teach him a lesson and a good Fairy who makes both their dreams come true. 

Free Festive Parking in Mole Valley!

All day on Saturday 1, 8 and 15 December, shoppers will park free of charge in any of Mole Valley District Council owned car parks.

Additional free parking sessions will run in Ashtead from 3pm for the late night shopping event on 4 December and in Bookham from 3pm on 6 December.

Christmas Collections

There are a few changes to the bin collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

Download a copy of the Christmas Collections Calendar or visit our Collection Day Calendar web page, where you can also view the Collections Calendar for 2019.

Christmas Opening Times

Council Offices, Dorking

  • Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 December: Closed
  • Thursday 27 and Friday 27 December: Open 8.30am - 4pm
  • Monday 31 December: Open 8.30am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 1 January: Closed
  • Wednesday 2 January: Open as usual

HelpShop, Leatherhead

  • Monday 24 to Thursday 27 December: Closed
  • Friday 28 December: Open as usual
  • Saturday 29 December: Open as usual (kiosk only)
  • Monday 31 December and Tuesday 1 January: Closed
  • Wednesday 2 January: Open as usual

Christmas Tree Recycling

You can recycle your Christmas tree at any of the following car parks from Tuesday 1 to Friday 11 January 2019:

  • Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall
  • Bookham Lower Road
  • Reigate Road, Dorking
  • Ockley Village Hall

Alternatively, Christmas trees can be taken to the Recycling Centre in Dorking and Leatherhead. There is no charge for disposing of Christmas trees or garden waste at these sites.

If you are a garden waste collection subscriber, please ensure that you cut the tree up, so that the lid of your bin can be closed and the contents come out freely when the bin is tipped into the lorry.


Looking for more to do? Take a look at Events in Mole Valley.

Last Updated: 10/12/2018




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