It’s Teddington Lights Up tomorrow evening and local businesses are joining together to celebrate Christmas with late shopping, fantastic festive discounts, free glasses of bubbly and great stalls and attractions as well a Happy Hours.
The High Street restaurant One One Four, of the sponsors of Lights Up, is offering Happy Hours drinks from 5pm until 7pm and Studio 148, the exclusive menswear shop is staying open until 830pm and offering discounts of up to 20%.
Other partners include The Lensbury, Ruba restaurant, Shambles, Cafe Benedict, Teddington Con Club in Stanley Road where there will be an indoor market from 4pm, Holmes & Daughters and The Park Hotel.
The popular lantern procession will start on Church Road and proceed to Broad Street.
The High Street and Church Road will be closed with the official switch on at both high street and Church Road/ Broad Street. Xmas lights will be on the lampposts and trees.
The night will include live music, shops staying open, stalls, children’s rides, mulled wine, children’s competitions, face painting, food tastings and so much more.
Church Road will be closed for stalls and live music outside Roan Records.
There will be performances on the High Street stage from Richmond Theatre, local musicians and Tom Speight.
There will be a real fire engine from Twickenham Fire station located near Cote on the High Street along with the Salvation Army Band.
RNLI, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Choir, Teddington Rugby and The Rotary Club will bring their own festive entertainment to the night throughout Teddington.
Lucy Rock, Treasurer of Teddington Together, the organisers of the lights, said: “Teddington Christmas Lights Up could not happen without the collaboration of many. I would like to thank Richmond Council, local businesses and our sponsors wholeheartedly, for offering their support for this event.
“I’d also like to thank the members of the Teddington Together Committee who work tirelessly and without recompense to make the day happen. Teddington just wouldn’t be the same without the magnificent Christmas Lights Up event which entertains and inspires the community, but also supports our local traders.”
“Teddington has a unique charm which we are passionate about celebrating so make sure you find time to attend this year to help support your traders and the local community. Please show up and help to keep our town alive. Our goal is to create a thriving town and community which can only be done with your help.”