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Light Up Orpington 2018

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From 16:00pm to 20:00pm

On: Thursday, Nov 15th 2018
Orpington High Street
  • From 16:00pm to 20:00pm
  • High St, Orpington, UK (0.1 miles from town centre)
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Join fellow Orpingtonians and help illuminate the town with festive cheer as Orpington high street is transformed for our Christmas extravaganza.

Brought to you by the town centre business community, Orpington 1st, and sponsored by 9Round and The Walnuts Shopping Centre. Come and celebrate as we Light Up Orpington for Christmas 2018.


The high street will be closed to traffic from Memorial roundabout to Homefield Rise providing a pedestrianised area with activities for all the family to enjoy...


...a huge range of food and gift stalls, main stage with entertainment, the Elf Trail,


...fairground rides, Santa, and of course the fantastic firework finale! The lights will be on for the duration of the event which starts at 4pm. There will be a countdown to the fireworks at the main stage, at the foot of Knoll Rise on the high street, around 7.30pm.



Remember, you can come as yourself and leave as an Elf! Check Out the Elf Trail map below or click HERE.



9Round Orpington will be setup with a punchbag, and available to chat. Back by popular demand, Manak Solicitors will be hosting their Virtual Reality Experience, and Anytime Fitness will be conducting some taster classes, plus freestyling from Skills Academy. A fun packed evening starts from 4pm!

Tags: Tours, Exhibitions, & Shows, Family & Kids, Food & Drink, Music, Concerts & Gigs, Theatre, Dance & Performing Arts

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Comments (19)

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Orpington 1st - 16 Nov, 2018 - 10:27AM

Hi Denise.

The rock band at Light Up Orpington 2018 was Stoneblind.

Thanks,

O1st

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Denise whitehead - 16 Nov, 2018 - 10:23AM

What was the name of the rock band that played last night

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Orpington 1st - 15 Nov, 2018 - 13:03PM

Hi Carol.

The lights will be on for the duration of the event. There will be a countdown to the fireworks at the main stage around 7.30pm. You can view the fireworks from the pedestrianised area of the high street.

See you later!

Thanks,

O1st

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Carol - 15 Nov, 2018 - 12:52PM

Can you give a few more details re this evenings events please
What time are the lights being switched on?
Where are the fireworks being lit? Where is viewing permitted?
Thank you very much. Looking forward to it.

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Orpington 1st - 15 Nov, 2018 - 01:58AM

Hi Emma.

Father Christmas will be in The Walnuts' Grotto from 3pm til 6pm before making his way to the main stage on the high street.

Thanks,

O1st

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Emma wansell - 15 Nov, 2018 - 00:33AM

What time is father Chrixstmas there till

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Jane G - 14 Nov, 2018 - 18:22PM

Can't wait! Me and my girls have really enjoyed this the last couple of years. Thank you to all the businesses!

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Orpington 1st - 13 Nov, 2018 - 17:25PM

Hi Shirley.

The fireworks will be around 7:30pm.

Thanks,

O1st

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Shirley - 13 Nov, 2018 - 17:14PM

Can you confirm the time for the fireworks so that I can organise a distraction for my dogs?

One will not go out even at lunchtime and is terrified every afternoon and night. As soon as they go on sale until into January. Last year we took them out of the area completely.

Many thanks.

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Orpington 1st - 12 Nov, 2018 - 12:46PM

Hi Natasha.

The lights will be on for the duration of the event.

Thanks,

O1st

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Natasha - 12 Nov, 2018 - 12:26PM

What time will they be lit?

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Orpington 1st - 9 Nov, 2018 - 12:53PM

Hi Rosina.

The high street between Memorial Roundabout and Homefield Rise will be closed to traffic from 9am.

Thanks,

O1st

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Rosina Rushen - 9 Nov, 2018 - 12:40PM

Hi can u tell me what time the roads in the high street be closed from. Is it from 11am or 4pm?
Thanks

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Emma Rathbone - 7 Nov, 2018 - 19:25PM

You’re welcome 😉

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Orpington 1st - 7 Nov, 2018 - 17:23PM

Ha! Thanks, Emma.

O1st

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Emma Rathbone - 7 Nov, 2018 - 17:07PM

Hmmm.... fireworks starting at 7:30 am??
Lol

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Orpington 1st - 7 Nov, 2018 - 16:25PM

Hi Gemma.

Some of the stall holders may be setup before 4pm but that is when the whole event begins officially.

See you next week! Thanks,

O1st

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Gemma Kearley - 6 Nov, 2018 - 20:04PM

Is the Christmas market from midday or only from 4pm?

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Jutta Hayter - 26 Oct, 2018 - 13:24PM

Brilliant Orpington first! We have seen so much improvement and positive things since Orpington1st came on the scene. Even in these times if austerity they have managed to do so much for our community.
Taking the traffic out during the festivities is great, especially for the youngsters and the elderly, who suffer most from the pollution in the Highstreet all year round. It doesn’t make for a pleasant and healthy shopping experience. Would it not be nice if we could revisit this issue and ban cars altogether?

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