Late Night Shopping

Late Night Shopping and

Christmas Lights Switch On

                          Thursday 24th November 2016 6 – 9pm

         See photo album here


 

lns_flyerfinal_a5_2016_xWesterham’s Christmas Lights were switched on by Father Christmas and the WADS Panto cast of Beauty & The Beast

santa22Shire Horses will be back next year – watch this space…

Fun for all the Family!

Shops feature special offers and festive fare

Street & Food Stalls

Historic church’s Festival of Christmas Trees

Children’s Entertainment

Singing by Churchill School and Westerham Local Vocals


 

Shop Window

west-heightsWesterham’s late night shopping event promises a raft of festive entertainment. The shops – mostly small independent retailers – will be filled with unusual gifts, special offers and festive cheer, and will remain open until 9pm.

There will also be children’s entertainment, costumed characters, hot chestnuts, food and market stalls.


Christmas TreeThe day also saw St Mary’s Westerham come alive with its annual Festival of Christmas Trees, which transforms the historic church into a veritable Christmas grotto. Local schools, businesses, clubs and societies, families and individuals contribute elegant, quirky or entertainingly decorated trees, lighting up the aisles. Take a break from the bustle of the town, come inside to view St Mary’s Heritage Trust’s wonderful display.


4-animated-candlesSchedule

5pm Christmas Tree Festival opens in St Mary’s Church

6.25pm Father Christmas arrives! 

6.30pm Lights Switched On

6.35pm Churchill School Choir on The Green

6.50pm & 7.40pm Westerham Local Vocals in Market Square


Report From 2015

lns17TV Broadcaster, Devoted Husband, Father And Farmer JB Gill (of boy-band JLS) accompanied Father Christmas and Westerham’s new Vicar, Rev. Kevin Barnard, switched on the lights on The Green a little after 6.30pm. He arrived in Westerham with Father Christmas on a Dray pulled by horses from Hurst Green Shires.

Click here to see the 2015 Photo Album (many thanks to Stuart Barnes, Philip Hoath, Stuart Merrylees and Richard Banister and others, for contributing).

Watch the BBC video of the event.

Report from 2014

Susannah ReidJournalist and TV Broadcaster Susanna Reid, accompanied by the WADS cast of Snow White & the Seven Dwarves, switched on the lights on The Green at 6.30pm. She arrived in Westerham with Snow White and Father Christmas on a Dray pulled by horses from Hurst Green Shires.

Click here to see the 2014 Photo Album (many thanks to Sarah Fleet Photography, Philip Hoath, Stuart Merrylees and Richard Banister and others, for contributing).


Report from 2013

Dr HilaryJournalist and TV broadcaster Dr Hilary Jones, accompanied by the WADS cast of The Wizard of Oz, switched on the lights on The Green at 6.30pm. He arrived in Westerham with Dorothy and Father Christmas on a dray pulled by horses from Hurst Green Shires.

Click to view Sevenoaks Chronicle article & Photo Album 2013.

Photos of Late Night Shopping 2012
Photos of Late Night Shopping 2011