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Bromley's Christmas lights switch on events

PUBLISHED: 14:36 15 November 2016 | UPDATED: 14:36 15 November 2016

Radio One DJ Scott Mills

Radio One DJ Scott Mills

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Celebrities such as Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills and Alice Perrin from C4's Tattoo Fixers will be turning on Christmas lights

Orpington High Street will be transformed on November 17 with a funfair, Christmas Market, and a stage providing live entertainment.

The high street will be pedestrianised from the Memorial roundabout to Homefield Rise providing an area for families to enjoy a funpacked evening of free entertainment.

Kids meet Santa and his reindeer, who will be leading the lantern parade up to the stage for the countdown to a firework display.

Bromley Town Centre will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with lots of entertainment on November 20.

Hundreds of Santa’s will race against the clock in the Santa Dash that sets out from Queensmead Recreation Ground at 2pm, with the Elf and Fitness fanatics running games and giving commentary throughout.

Throughout the day there will be a range of dance, theatre and music acts on the main stage on Market Square, with live performances for the cast members of Peter Pan, Cirque Beserk and Babe the Sheep Pig .

At 4.15pm, a light parade will make its way along the high street. A troupe of musicians, hula dancers, jugglers, night sky walkers and ethereal glittering characters will pass the Christmas light along the high street to the main stage, Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, Alice Perrin from C4’s Tattoo Fixers and friends will take to the stage to turn on the town centre and intu lights, lighting up Bromley and opening the town for the festive season.

Switch on of Biggin Hill’s Christmas lights takes place on November 26.

The event is subject to weather conditions and starts at 4pm with the actual switch on at 5pm.

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