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Light Up Orpington 2016

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From 16:00pm to 20:00pm

On: Thursday, Nov 17th 2016
Orpington High Street
  • From 16:00pm to 20:00pm
  • High St, Orpington BR6, UK (0.1 miles from town centre)
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Christmas cheer is back in town. Be the first to join the celebrations at the Borough's first Christmas event.

Thursday 17th November will see Orpington High Street transformed once again, with Christmas lights, a funfair, Christmas Market, and a stage providing live entertainment.

The high street will be pedestrianised from the Memorial roundabout to Homefield Rise providing a safe, car free area for families to enjoy a funpacked evening of FREE entertainment!

Come and meet Santa & his reindeer, who will be leading the lantern parade up to the stage for the countdown to a magnificent firework display (best viewed from the pedestrianised high street)!

Please share your photos from the evening on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram #LightUpOrpington

Light Up Orpington is funded by Orpington 1st, the Orpington business community. With special thanks to sponsors: McDonald's Orpington, London Square and The Walnuts Shopping Centre.

Learn more about McDonald's Orpington

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Tags: Family & Kids, Festival & Fairs, Food & Drink, Youth & Young Adults, Nights Out

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Bet Reynolds - 15 Nov, 2017 - 17:32PM

Is there a celebrity switching on the lights in Orpington on Thursday 17th November ???

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Orpington 1st - 17 Nov, 2016 - 14:45PM

Hi Pa***pina,

We have managed to get the real Santa for today!

O1st

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Panalpina - 17 Nov, 2016 - 14:28PM

Will it be the real Santander there to turn the lights on, or one of his helpers to take his place?

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Orpington 1st - 17 Nov, 2016 - 13:55PM

Hi Bev,

All buses that usually stop at the High Street/Broomhill Road stop should also be stopping there today.

Thanks,

O1st

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Bev Cooper - 17 Nov, 2016 - 13:38PM

Will I be able to catch the R4 (towards Paul's Cray Hill) at the High Street /Broomhill Road stop

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Orpington 1st - 17 Nov, 2016 - 13:00PM

Hello Paul,

You should be able to get the 51 towards Sidcup outside Boots.

Thanks,

O1st

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Paul - 17 Nov, 2016 - 12:51PM

Hello,

Please can you confirm if the buses will be redirected and where the 51 (towards Sidcup) can be picked up from.

Many thanks

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Orpington 1st - 17 Nov, 2016 - 12:19PM

Hello Chloe,

No, there shouldn't be any Horses.

Thanks,

Orpington 1st

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Chloe - 17 Nov, 2016 - 12:16PM

Will there be any horses there? I am severely allergic.

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Helen - 17 Nov, 2016 - 04:45AM

You can get it from The Walnuts bus stop. The buses will divert at Gravel Pit Way and then continue their normal route. Just add a couple of minutes to your journey. Basically the only bus stop that will be closed is the "High Street/Orpington War Memorial" between 09:00-23:00.

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Antony - 16 Nov, 2016 - 19:57PM

Hello,from where can I get the bus from if I want to get it from Orpington High Street towards the station? Thank you.

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Kate - 16 Nov, 2016 - 15:09PM

Hi will there be any parking available?

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Orpington 1st - 15 Nov, 2016 - 16:31PM

Hello Phil,

The fireworks will be best viewed from the pedestrianised area of the high street.

Thanks.

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phil - 15 Nov, 2016 - 15:54PM

Where are the fireworks this year ? Walnuts or mcdonalds

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Orpington 1st - 14 Nov, 2016 - 19:38PM

Hello Autumn,

The lights should be on for the duration of the event. There wil be a countdown to the fireworks towards the end of the evening.

Best wishes,

Orpington 1st

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Orpington 1st - 14 Nov, 2016 - 19:32PM

Hi Kelsey,

Santa's Grotto is free. See www.thewalnutsshoppingcentre.com

Thanks,

Orpington 1st

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Autumn - 14 Nov, 2016 - 18:58PM

What time do the lights switch on?

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Kelsey - 14 Nov, 2016 - 14:50PM

Hi,
How much is Santa's grotto going to be?

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Orpington 1st - 12 Nov, 2016 - 17:11PM

Hello Melanie.

Thanks for getting in touch. We think around 6:30 - 7:00pm, but of course, Santa works to his own timetable! We'll try and keep you posted.

Regards,

Orpington 1st

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Melanie Bell - 11 Nov, 2016 - 17:38PM

Roughly what time is Santa's procession please ? Thanks in advance

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Orpington 1st - 11 Nov, 2016 - 10:05AM

Hello Helen,

All buses should be running between Homefield Rise and Priory Gardens and diverted down Gravel Pit Way.

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Helen - 10 Nov, 2016 - 18:29PM

Hi, will the buses be running normally at the High Street between Homefield Rise and Priory Gardens?

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Danielle Webb-kemp - 7 Nov, 2016 - 19:22PM

To any of my friends and family my boy will be lighting up Orpington this year and doing a performance with his theatre group hope you can all make this and share my proud moment with me

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Orpington 1st - 1 Nov, 2016 - 14:08PM

Hello Gillian,

The fireworks will be sometime after 7pm.

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Gillian pidduck - 26 Oct, 2016 - 19:58PM

What time are the fireworks pls?

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