Chatham to be lit up for the festive season
Chatham High Street
Chatham town centre will be the focus for festive
celebrations over the next few days.
Children’s character Little Charley Bear will be entertaining
youngsters at the light switch-on, which will take place tomorrow
The CBeebies favourite will be meeting fans at Chatham Library
between 2pm and 2.30pm (book a place on 01634 337799) before the
Mayor and Mayoress of Medway, Vaughan and Jenifer Hewett, turn on
the lights at 5pm.
There will also be a carousel ride, dance groups and choir
Saturday will see the return of the Chatham Christmas parade.
Father Christmas will make his way along the High Street in a coach
pulled by white horses.
He will leave from the junction with Church Street at 11am and
make his way to his grotto at the Pentagon Shopping Centre.
EastEnders and Celebrity Big Brother star Cheryl Fergison, who
is playing the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at The Central
Theatre, will help open the grotto. Kmfm Breakfast presenters Rob
Wills and Emma Saint will be joining in the fun too.
There will also be street entertainment, routines from DK
Twirlers and traditional giveaways from Mr Simms Olde Sweet
The lights will go on in Gillingham on Friday when the mayor
will be joined by the stars of Nickelodeon Junior.
Ben and Holly will be the special guests at the event on Friday,
November 23, and there will be the chance to meet the TV characters
at Gillingham Library between 2pm and 2.30pm (book to see them on
Family entertainment will start at 3.45pm, and the festive
celebrations will take place on Smiths Square along the High Street
with the lights going on at 5pm.
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