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Light Up Orpington! Christmas 2015

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From 16:00pm to 20:00pm

On: Thursday, Nov 19th 2015
Orpington High Street
  • From 16:00pm to 20:00pm
  • High Street, Orpington, BR6 0NN (0.1 miles from town centre)
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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

Tags: Family & Kids, Festival & Fairs, Food & Drink, Music, Concerts & Gigs, Theatre, Dance & Performing Arts

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Orpington 1st - 19 Nov, 2015 - 08:33AM

Good morning.

The lights should be on for the whole event.

See you later,

Orpington 1st

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Jade - 18 Nov, 2015 - 18:07PM

When will the lights be switched on?

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Orpington 1st - 17 Nov, 2015 - 11:45AM

Good morning, all.

The countdown to the fireworks will be approx. 7:00 - 7:15pm, following the lantern parade to the stage at around 6:30pm (the stage will be situated where Knoll Rise meets the high street). The best place to view the fireworks will be from the high street.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday!

Many thanks,

Orpington 1st

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Gillian pidduck - 16 Nov, 2015 - 20:02PM

What time will the fireworks be pls

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Sofalofa - 16 Nov, 2015 - 17:55PM

I also need to know what time the lights are being turned on, as have a baby and 3yr old....is there any info re timings of the lights and fireworks?

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Peter Price - 16 Nov, 2015 - 17:02PM

Please would you let me know what time the fireworks start, and where they are being fired from. Thanks.

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Lynn Price - 16 Nov, 2015 - 17:00PM

What time will the fireworks start, please?

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John Greenham - 16 Nov, 2015 - 15:53PM

Where are the fireworks being fired from? Last year being in the high street I could not get great photo's, the buildings were a bit in the way.

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Natalie - 16 Nov, 2015 - 06:43AM

What time are the lights being turned on please as my child is disabled and can stand for long thank you

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Alex - 13 Nov, 2015 - 14:46PM

Can you tell me the actual time the lights are actually switched on and the time of the firework display. I have a 3 year old and a baby so don't want to be out to late.

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sue Mitchell (Balloonzone - 13 Nov, 2015 - 12:07PM

Hi We have a licence from the London Borough of Bromley to Sell Balloons. Would it be ok to attend the above event?



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