The Try Twickenham businesses present a fabulous family friendly Christmas Lights Switch-On https://youtu.be/RZ8Y0BQFyT8
When: Sunday, 26 November, 2017 - 14:00 to 19:00
Description: Twickenham's fabulous family friendly Christmas Lights Switch On is back for another festive, fun-packed Sunday afternoon from 2pm with events from Twickenham Green to King Street and Diamond Jubilee Gardens! Twickenham Green: Free rides for all on our Victorian Galloping Horse Carousel and enjoy entertainment from The United Reform Church and the Twickenham Green Baptist Church, stalls including food & mulled wine plus live music from The Royal Military School Marching Brass Band for the Green's tree light up at 4.40pm. Diamond Jubilee Gardens has free live shows with Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler reading, drawing & signing copies of his latest collaboration with Julia Donaldson, "The Ugly Five" at 2pm, 3.30pm and 5pm. The Gruffalo will be popping in for a visit, there will be some winter magic with the snow machine and you can meet some of Santa's live reindeer before they head back to the North Pole! Enjoy a free trip on The Santa Express Land Train on King Street and around the embankment, stroll down our Christmas Market on Water Lane featuring local Twickenham businesses and be sure to visit Santa in his Grotto! There's live entertainment from local schools, clubs & choirs on our King Street Stage from 2pm while over in Johnson's Shoes you'll find free face painting! Wander down Church Street as the local traders spill out on to the street and join in the festive fun, try Corto Deli's delicious Italian hot chocolate & panetonni or Ricardo's warming mulled wine. Local singing sensation Harry Dolan will perform live from 4.30pm and will be joined by The Royal Military School Marching Brass Band to lead a community singalong of Christmas songs and carols before the big switch on at 5.30pm!