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Festive fun to come to Bromley

PUBLISHED: 10:51 04 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:51 04 December 2018

Christmas is coming to Bromley town centre with a month of festivities taking place right up to the big day. Picture: Your Bromley

Christmas is coming to Bromley town centre with a month of festivities taking place right up to the big day. Picture: Your Bromley

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Christmas is coming to Bromley town centre with a month of festivities taking place right up to the big day.

The countdown will be kicking off with the launch of the first ever Passport to Bromley competition, which will give one lucky person the chance to win £1,000 to spend on the holiday of their dreams.

Shoppers can take part by simply picking up a passport from one of the 50 participating retailers and collect a stamp every time they spend £20 or more in one of the stores involved.

Once the passport has five stamps it can be entered into the prize draw at one of the drop boxes in The Glades.

The prize will be drawn on January 14 2019 and the winner will receive £1,000 to spend at Tui, Thomas Cook, Kuoni or Flight Centre.

Your Bromley, the business improvement district for the town centre, are organising the events, and will be spreading festive cheer with the arrival of a Christmas market featuring a carvery, a bar serving warming Glühwein and a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, a creperie, donuts, children’s fairground rides and huts selling personalised gifts.

The town centre and The Glades will be buzzing each weekend in the run up to the big day with a programme of roaming entertainers set to bring a smile to shoppers’ faces, young and old.

The entertainment will take place at 11am, 1pm (in The Glades) and 3pm as follows:

.December 8 – magical stilt walking duo The Blue Belles

.December 9 - Victorian gentleman and all-round entertainer Mr Barnard will dazzle with orange juggling and Christmas pudding spinning as he jokes with the crowd

December 15 – The Glitter Belles are stiltwalkers covered head to toe in glitter, mirror balls and lights

December 16 - Betty Twinkle, a Victorian fairy riding a red robin, will be in town to check up on who has been naughty or nice

December 22 – Musical Ruth is a madcap nun with a mobile piano who will sing her way around Bromley

December 23 – Bouncing Elves Horace and Boris will leap around Bromley, deciding who will get a visit from Santa

December 24 – Two roller skating illuminated presents will weave their way through the crowds on the last shopping day before Christmas

The ADVENTure Land Christmas Grotto experience in the central atrium at The Glades gives smaller residents and visitors to the town the chance to meet Santa Claus and the Cinderella Pantomine at The Churchill Theatre top off the festive season in Bromley this Christmas.

Frances Forrest, manager of Your Bromley, said: “Our town is the perfect place to get everything you need this Christmas and we want to make sure visitors to the town centre really get into the festive spirit.

“We’re really excited about Christmas in Bromley this year, there is so much going on with something for all the family to enjoy.”

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