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Christmas Lights Up 2014

EventsThis year’s Lights-Up event will take place this Thursday 27th November 2014 – turning on the switch this year will Chris Jarvis – actor, CBeebies presenter and panto star, gearing up for Snow White at Richmond Theatre with Jerry Hall.

Festivities will be kicking off earlier this year, roads will be closed for longer and there are two lighting-up ceremonies and trees! As the High Street will be closed to traffic from 6:30-10pm, access will also be restricted in adjoining side-roads. See here for a full list of road closure times (R68, 281 and 285 buses on diversion during this time).

Timetable of events:

4-6:15pm Broad Street/Church Road events
4pm Xmas stalls open in Cedar Road car park
4pm Pony/(reindeer!) rides start in Kings Head car park
4:30pm Seasonal Stories for 3 to 8 year olds in Teddington Library
5:45pm Broad Street Xmas tree switch on with Collis School Choir
6:30-10pm High Street closed
7pm Elmfield Gardens: Christmas Carols with Landmark Choir and Lights Switch On with Mayor and Chris Jarvis


Local businesses will have lots on offer including (High St unless specified):

1of1 Design – free wine and sweeties. 10% off all 1of1 clothes, jewellery and vintage plus pocket money gift table with everything under £5.
Ai Property Solutions with Shambles (Cedar Road car park) – free glowsticks, useful freebies and find out about what Ai can do to extend your home. Shambles pulled Lamb cooked in Chianti in rolls.
Al Borgo (Church Road) – Gnocchetti Tirolesi served with vegetarian sauce of broccoli, pumpkin and cauliflower £3 a plate.
Bar Estilo & Red Peppers (Broad Street) – mulled wine, mince pies, face painting.
Bilas Tandoori (Broad Street) – free curry tasters outside to warm you on the cold evening.
Budgens – free samples from Olé Peanuts.
Builders Arms – BBQ, mulled wine and live music.
Cavan Bakery – High St shop will be open and stocked to the brim with mince pies, gingerbread reindeer, shortbread trees and hot sausage rolls.
Curves (Cedar Road car park) – learn about one-stop exercise and nutritional information for women.
Dandelion Dinners (Cedar Road car park) – Porchetta in ciabatta buns & mulled cider.
Decembeard (Cedar Road car park) – learn all about the World-wide beardy-campaign (HQ in Teddington). Decembeard flavoured cakes with proceeds donated to Beating Bowel Cancer.
Dexters – snow machine, guess the house price – win a champagne and wine hamper, colouring competition – win a sweetie hamper.
Diners Delight – mezes and Turkish sausage.
Divine at No.12 (Cedar Road car park) – flowers, wreaths, nic-nacs and kids tombola prizes.
Elements – candy floss & popcorn.
Fallow Deer Cafe – open for drinks, mulled wine, mulled cider, craft beer xmas gift packs and homemade gluten free sloe gin Xmas puddings.
FARA Kids – face-painting 3-7pm.
Fitness First – free 4 day membership to anyone who pops into their Teddington Gym on the 27th and mentions the Fitness First sponsored Christmas Tree on Broad St.
Hamptons International – Santa’s Grotto.
Harlequins Football Club (Cedar Road car park) – meet the players & have your photo taken with the team.
Headmasters (Broad St) – glass of fizz, goody bags, facepainting, hair tonging and sparkle dust, raffle.
Jackson Stops – guess number of sweets, mince pies, chocolates, pin Rudolf, win a gingerbread house.
Kindle Stoves (Cedar Road car park) – check out their stoves & special offers to keep you warm this winter.
Kings Head White Brasserie grab a mulled wine on the terrace or buy a premium grade Nordmann Fir Christmas tree from the car park.
Kitchen Sync – cookie decorating for children from 6:30pm. Mulled wine for adult customers.
La Bottega – Italian cake and wine & cheer.
La Casa del Habano – 4pm treasure hunt. Collect your form and trail the High St for clues. 6:30pm Truffle sampling. Meera & Jack Teddington’s own pop duo return by popular demand 7:30pm.
Loft (Broad Street) – open for late night shopping.
Mary’s Living & Giving – face painting, fairy frotto & lucky dip, raffle for limited edition Paddington Bear, mulled wine, festive nibbles, Christmas Gift & stocking filler table.
Mela Mela – open til 8 with 10% off all party dresses, free glass of bubbly/nibbles, 10% off party dresses, free children’s raffle to win Harrods Bear.
Mercado – champagne punch for adults and a fruit punch for kids.
Milestone Residential – Milestone Xmas card unveiled. Mulled wine, balloons for the kids and mince pies for clients.
MiniMe – drinks and glow sticks.
Moiduls – the dancers return! Elvis & tapas.
Park Lane Stables (Kings Head car park) – pony rides and pixies.
Physio and Therapy (Broad Street) – lucky dip, massage prizes.
Radio Jackie – live radio road show.
Retro Bistrot – delicious warming soup.
Salvation Army (Church Road) – open for tea and coffee.
Shambles (restaurant) – spiced mulled wine and live music from ‘Sugar T and the Swells’.
Shooting Star Chase (Cedar Road car park) – hear about this invaluable charity and donate towards their cause.
Sidra Patisserie (Church Road) – open late with free baklava samples.
Simply Skin (Broad Street) – reps from Dermalogica and Dermalux available to demo free treatments and therapist are doing mini free treatments & 10% off Dermalogica products.
Snellers (Broad Street) – mulled wine, mince pies. Chocolates, balloons for kids.
Stevens Tyres (Church Road) – free safety advice. Lucky dip.
Studio 148 – 20% off menswear & shoes, 10% off accessories, Prosecco, wine & nibbles.
TCS – Jules will be in store sharing discounts and wine.
Teddnet (Cedar Road car park) – learn all about the local network of recommended independent workers whilst enjoying some mulled wine and chocolates.
Teddington Arms – live music and roasted chestnuts.
Teddington Carpet Centre (Cedar Road car park) – face painting, decorative nails, free prize draw, pick a lolly for a prize, special offer vouchers for in-store purchases.
Teddington Hardware – mulled wine & mince pies.
Teddington Lifeboat with Teddington Teddies. Bring £1 – go home with a fluffy friend.
Teddington Society (Cedar Road car park) – tombola, find out about membership, get your hands on TS mugs, tea-towels.
Teds – 20% off everything and open until 8:30pm.
The Local Card (Cedar Road car park) – find out about the great discounts you can get locally with this card.
Toni & Guy – free biscuits will be handed out.
Totally Locally Teddington (Cedar Road car park) – goodies, buy one of their fab TLT bags, nominate a Hidden Gem and you could win a prize.
Vet4Life – mulled wine, mince pies, pet photo booth: backdrop & props provided. Bring your own pet.
Via – bubbly, canapes, prize draw with £100 prizes & 20% discount, first 15 purchasers receive NYDJ shopping bag, open until 9pm.
Vidatherapy (Church Road) – 10% off Aveda skin and body care Xmas Gift sets.
Waterstones (Cedar Road car park) – book signing with Elaine Mayson (Daring Dolphins & Divebombers).

A printable list grouped by road is also available here.

Chris Jarvis in panto gear

A huge THANK YOU to organisers Teddington Together for the enormous amount of effort it took to put this all together and organise donations from local businesses to raise the money needed for the new lights this year as well as their installation. Also to the many generous local sponsors and volunteers, marshals including Women’s Institute members and litterpickers.

A sneak preview of the new lights

[Update 28/11/2014] Super quick production of highlights from the evening by Alan Benns

Tweets and photos from the night:


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