Teddington Lights Up – 26th November

EventsThis years late-night shopping and Christmas lights switching on ceremony takes place on Thursday 26th November 2009.

Organised by the Teddington Business Community, the evening is one of the main events each year that brings the community together with late night Christmas shoppers taking advantage of the many discounts on offer from local retailers. The festivities will include something for all the family: treasure hunt, Santa’s Grotto, Santa’s sleigh, ‘reindeer’ rides, Christmas story telling, make-overs, face painting, cake decoration, live music and lots of free drink and nibbles.

Coronation Street star Sara Lancashire will join the Mayor to switch on the lights outside Elmfield House.

The festivities will begin at 4:00pm with the light-switching ceremony starting at 5:30pm with Collis School choir singing carols closely followed by the NPL Choir at 5:45pm then finally the lights being turned on at 6pm. Many shops will then stay open until 9pm. Below are details of attractions to visit and a programme of specific events:

General:

  • Astrora coffee will be offering free cookies and coffee tasters brewed from their freshly roasted beans
  • Dexters will give you a warm welcome with mince pies and wine
  • Escape Clothing will be inviting you in for a glass of wine and something sweet
  • Featherstone Leigh – Create a Christmas Decoration
  • Kitchen Sync – decorate Christmas cakes for children
  • La Casa Del Habana is offering chocolate samples & treasure hunt at 4pm
  • Marks & Spencer have special promotions & Christmas offers
  • Mela Mela – raffle Harrods Bear + sparkling champagne, stollen & marshmallows
  • New Generation beauty salon – free raffle with prizes including gift vouchers, products and chocolates
  • Shambles restaurant – free homemade Amoretti biscuits
  • Teds will be giving 20% off winter stock + wine, mince pies, nibbles and sweets for children
  • Tesco will offer Christmas drinks & nibbles

The Causeway:

Church Road:

  • Al Borgo will offer free Italian focaccia & pizza & a glass of wine
  • Diners Delight – free Turkish mezes to diners
  • Synchronicity introduces short Power Plate trials + sale on bamboo clothing and footwear
  • The Nearest Café offer Christmas nibbles & boozy coffee
  • Vidatherapy Spa will give express manicures for only £5

Events in general:

  • 4:00 Under 16s collect High Street Treasure Hunt forms at La Casa Del Habana
  • Visit Santa in his grotto at Play Inside Out
  • Mini Me will give children a ‘wild hair’ day in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital
  • 4:30 Christmas Storytelling for little ones at Teddington Library

Events at Elmfield House:

Events in general continued:

  • 6:30 Santa’s Sleigh in The Causeway, courtesy of the Lions
  • 6:30 Teddington School Jazz Band play outside Boots
  • 6:30 Santa’s Sleigh at King’s Head, courtesy of the Rotarians
  • 7:00 Powder Room Art Gallery celebrate their 1st birthday with a glass of wine (exhibition open until 10pm)
  • 7:30-9:00 Charity Stalls at the Landmark with Mulled Wine & Carols

Also whilst you’re visiting the attractions on The Causeway don’t forget to checkout the offers in Bottoms Up which will be closing soon. One particularly savvy bargain-hunter bought £3,000 of wine only a few days ago during an hour-long dash – all wine is currently 50% and spirits 40% off.

The reindeer are already in place for rides and with high demand expected, make sure you get there early. Enjoy the evening!

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