This year’s Lights-Up event will take place this Thursday 28th November 2013 and will have a vintage theme – shops, stall-holders and visitors are encouraged to dress accordingly with top-hats, frock coats and all! Throwing the switch this year will fittingly be star of Downton Abbey, Samantha Bond.
The festivities will start at 4pm at Teddington Library with a free session of story-telling and activities for 3-8 years olds (booking necessary).
5pm Santa’s Sleigh Procession – from Teddington Hospital, along Broad St to Elmfield Gardens and High Street. Come along to watch the procession & line the streets to watch!
5:15pm Festivities at Elmfield House including 6th Teddington Brownies singing carols
5:25pm Teddington comedian Viv Groskop
5:35pm Churches Together in Teddington carol singing
6pm Samantha Bond and Richmond Borough Mayor speech and lights switch-on.
6:20pm Landmark Choir
6:45pm Sounds Familiar will play the night away
Road closure info, times and bus diversion info can be found here.
The High Street will be closed to traffic from 5pm-8:30pm. On offer on the night:
1 of 1 Design: Complimentary wine and sweeties. Buy a £10 gift voucher with chance to double your money in our lucky dip. Pocket Money Gift stall: unique gifts at £5 or under so children can get their own Xmas gifts. We’ll help gift wrap. Tutu dressing up fun and get your child’s professional photograph free
Al Borgo: Try a plate of home-made “gnocchetti tirolesi” for only £2 and automatically enter the Al Borgo Lucky Dip.
Architects Gallery: 5th birthday celebration drinks party and new exhibition – drawings and prints by Julian Bovis (in support of Tearfund).
Bilas Tandoori: free food tasting outside from 5pm as well as normal Thursday banquet night.
Broad St: Carol Singing Churches Together in Teddington after 6pm.
Buttercups Nursery: meet Santa & pat real reindeer (opposite Studio 148).
Carluccio’s: Mulled Wine, Lugancia sausage sandwiches and pork & apple sandwiches (both hot). 10% off all Deli Products.
Christmas Doors of Teddington: 24 hidden doors in businesses across Teddington for children to find.
COOK: Mulled wine and a free tasting of most popular Christmas dishes.
Dexters: Mince pies, wine and a colouring competition for the kids.
Diners Delight: Free mezes and homemade pita bread, home made grilled meatball rolls (cooked on the barbecue).
Divine at Number 12: Traditional Christmas wreath making demonstration and a glass of bubbly.
Elements: Bubbles & mince pies for clients, songs from Meera Jack. Santa’s Grotto at Mini Me – elves, Santa & gifts for local children and reindeer dust.
Elements Mini-Me: Santas grotto £4 (siblings £3, babies up to one free of charge) with gift, a temporary Christmas tattoo and reindeer dust to take home for Christmas Eve. All profits and donations made for Shooting Star Hospice.
Fallow Deer: Mulled cider and homemade cake, lovely vintage and foodie Xmas gifts for sale.
Family Supper by 2nd A Teddington Guides 6 – 7.30pm (after Lights Up) at St Mary with St Alban Parish Hall. Beat the queues & pre-book £6 Adult £4 Child, Tel Kathy on 8977 8668.
Famous Wines: Tasting of Italian wine and Auchentoshan single malt whisky.
FARA Kids: Face painting and selling Krispy Kremes to raise funds on Thursday night.
FARA Books: Open late for a nibble, tipple and a good book or two.
Jackson Stops and Staff: Vintage “how many sweets in jar” with all donations to Tear Fund.
Happy Potter Ceramics Special mini-painting sessions including £5 decorations to hang on Christmas trees.
Heirloom: Open late and donating 10% of sales to St Mary and St Alban Church.
Kindle Stoves: Marshmallows on the outside fire for the kids, snacks and malt wine for the adults, kiln dried logs – 2 bags for £10.
Kitchen Sync: Cookie decorating for children under the Gazebo and Mulled Wine to shoppers.
La Casa Del Habano: Treasure Hunt for ages up to 16 years old. Belgium chocolates and Truffle sampling.
La Bottega: Open late for delicious treats and perhaps a tipple or two.
Landmark Arts Centre Choir: singing at 6:20pm Elmfield Gardens.
LS Hair: Santa’s Grotto & refreshments, 15% off on future bookings.
Loft: Open till late for Lights-Up and also 10th birthday! Discounts on the evening.
Mary Portas Living & Giving: Mulled wine, mince pies, Xmas gift table with lots of stocking fillers, fairy corner & lucky dip, face painting.
Mela Mela: Free raffle for 2013 Harrods Christmas Bear ‘Sebastian’. Pink bubbly & nibbles. £50 gift voucher to best vintage outfit on the night.
Mitzi B: Mince pies and wine all evening. All staff in vintage dress and doing masses of free gift wrapping.
Moidul’s: An evening of music and entertainment.
Moonstone (Park Road): Open late, 10% off when you spend £50 or more on the night. Start your Xmas early with a bit of sparkle!
NappyValleyNet: Win a Teddington Christmas worth over £500, free balloons for your little ones.
Park Lane Stables: Pony rides with “reindeers” at the Kings Head car park 4-9pm, raising money for 21andCo.
Physio & Therapy: Lucky Dip for children & 20% off discount cards for initial adults Physio Assessment & Sports Massage.
Play Inside Out: Galt hamper raffle.
Radio Jackie Road Show; on the High Street.
Santa and RNLI Lifeboat near the Royal Oak.
Sidra Patisserie: Open late with treats including Christmas baklava.
Shambles: Live music and homemade pasta fagioli.
Simply Me: Christmas evening with special party season offers.
Simply Skin: Free biscuit decorating & Skin bar for hands. Try the lovely body Dermalogica products. File & polish for £5, treatment and product offers and skin advice.
Sims Opticians: Sweets, mince pies, warming mulled wine and, of course, lots of Christmas cheer!
Sounds Familiar: Live music at Elmfield Gardens.
Stevens Tyres: Free lucky dip for the children, tyre Safety advice and giving away ‘Hankook Goodie Bags’.
St Peter and St Paul Church (Church Road): Open for contemplation.
Studio148: 10% discounts and a complimentary drink (champagne/wine) & cupcakes.
Teddington and Hampton Wick voluntary Group: Stall with info on volunteering and advice for those that might need services.
Teddington Arms: Live music, roasted chestnuts, open until midnight.
Teddington Athletic U12 squad: In new Moiduls/Physio & Therapy sponsored kit and presenting a framed team shirt at 7:30pm.
Teddington Jazz Band: Outside The Royal Oak.
Teddington Society: lucky dip, festive fudge, Xmas cards, notelets, mugs and memberships.
Teddington Ukulele Playerswill be performing their first ever gig outside the Royal Oak at 7pm.
Teddington WI: Cake stall [outside Play Inside Out] with all proceeds to Teddington Memorial Hospital and Momentum Charity.
Teddnet: Giving away mulled wine and sweeties [outside Curchods]. Meet the team behind Teddnet.
Teds: Serving wine and snacks. 20% off all winter stock on the night and offer continues to Saturday.
TLC Family: will be handing out with free Glo-sticks & flyers with a special offer for the Teddington Loyalty Card.
Totally Locally Teddington: 1 year anniversary celebration, balloons, cupcakes, badges, raffle prizes, nominate your own Hidden Gems [near Lloyds Bank].
Vet4Life: See the vet facilities & equipment. Warm mulled wine & homemade tasty treats for people and their furry friends. Free prize draw for a Christmas Hamper.
Vidatherapy from 6-9pm £10 mini-treatments of 15minute on-site massage (15minutes) back, neck and shoulders; Taster session of reflexology (20minutes); Mini manicure (30minutes) (book your slot in advance).
VIA: Celebrating 10th anniversary with drinks and canapés, 20% discounts and fabulous prize draw for any purchases made on the night.
Waterstones: Teddington poet Joanna Harker will be signing and talking about her poetry collection. Exhibition by local photographer, Phillip Ratchford.
Some pics from the night:
— Saba (@saba_shaukat) November 28, 2013
— dinersdelight cafe (@dinersdelightt) November 28, 2013
— O (@3coffeesbad) November 29, 2013
— Chris Trodden (@ChrisTrodden) November 28, 2013
— Helen Gillbe (@hgillbe) November 28, 2013
Our grotto last night raised lots of money for our local children's charity Shooting Stars Hospice. Thanks everyone! pic.twitter.com/JxMmdXLZL1
— Mini Me Teddington (@MiniMeLondon) November 29, 2013
See also video of the evening by Alan Benns