Orpington comes to life in the evening of Thursday November 14th with the annual Light Switch On and the opening of our fabulously famous Free Christmas Grotto!
Come and meet the big man himself from 3pm until around 6pm (depending on queues we may close this earlier to make sure everyone is seen before closing!) Don't worry about the queue because we have some "Magical" entertainment for you from our friends at the Orpington Magic Society to entertain and amaze you!
Our Grotto this year will have been decorated by the following schools / preschools & clubs who have each entered our Christmas Tree Competition and will have their entries judged on the night by Father Christmas, his Head Elf and Martin Price the Shopping Centre Manager. A fantastic prize awaits the winners!
Our thanks therefore go to
13th Boys Brigade, BATS Playgroup, Bickley Primary School, Brick by Brick Pre-school, Harris Primary Academy, Midfield Primary Pre-School, Newman Pre-school, Primary Deaf Base, Pratts Bottom Primary school, Riverside School, St Mary Cray Primary School, St Pauls Cray CE Primary School, Blenheim Primary School.
To all the Teachers, Helpers, Parents and children we hope you can pop along to see your artwork in the Grotto and stop for a chat with Father Christmas and receive your FREE GIFT.
The Grotto will be open for the Lights Switch On and don't forget to visit Market Square as well for our "Ride a Christmas Pudding" Challenge! Let's see if anyone can stay on long enough!
Plus the usual fairground rides for our smaller visitors PLUS FOOD and DRINK and much more!
We look forward to seeing you and get the Festive Season off to a great start!