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Wed, 18 November 2015
From 16:00pm to 20:00pm
From candyfloss to carousels, it’s back - bigger and better than ever. Thursday 19th November will see Orpington high street transformed with a funfair, gift stalls, food court and a stage providing live entertainment all evening.
The first town centre in the borough to start the Christmas countdown, Orpington will play host to a funpacked evening of FREE entertainment. So come to town and help to Light Up Orpington!
This year, Orpington 1st are delighted that Britain's fastest woman, and Orpington girl, Dina Asher-Smith will be joining us for the festivities!
With thanks to our main sponsor Bill Perera at McDonald’s Orpington, the high street will again have traditional festive lights and the magnificent Cone D'argent will illuminate the Memorial.
Orpington high street will be pedestrianised from the Memorial roundabout to Homefield Rise providing a safe, car free area for families to enjoy the evening’s entertainment.
Come and meet the reindeer, kindly sponsored by London Square, who will be on duty to pull Santa from his Grotto in the Walnuts up to the stage (supported by the Walnuts Shopping Centre) to help Dina and other VIP guests perform the countdown for the fantastic firework display.
Make a lantern and join in the parade! Come and meet the Orpington ponies, you may even be lucky enough to get a ride! Or visit the Owls outside Valentine and Turner.
Enjoy the fun and support your high street!
Remember to share your photos from the evening on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #LightUpOrpington
Read about the newly refurbished McDonald's, Orpington:
Learn about the latest openings at the Walnuts: www.walnutsshoppingcentre.com
Visit London Square's website: www.Londonsquare.co.uk
Thanks to Malcom Ming from the Orpington Photographic Society for the stunning photo of the cone d'argent. More of their members' fine work here: www.orpingtonphotographicsociety.co.uk