Published: 00:02, 08 November 2017 |
Updated: 11:54, 08 November 2017
Christmas kicks off in Tunbridge Wells next weekend with panto stars, Father Christmas and a themed grotto - plus free parking.
On Sunday, November 19, at the Royal Victoria Place there will be a day of family fun plus free parking all day at the centre.
Santa will be opening his new Festive Fireside-themed grotto and switching on the Christmas lights from noon with a little help from his celebrity friends – CBBC presenter Mark Rhodes, EastEnders’ Michael Greco and Chris Pizzey from The Basil Brush Show – who will all be starring in this year’s Assembly Hall Theatre pantomime Aladdin.
The event will be hosted by kmfm’s Drive-time presenter Rob Wills from 11.30am.
Santa’s Grotto will be open until 4.30pm and there will be lots of free festive entertainment throughout the day, including the chance to see Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol at intervals between 12.30pm and 4.30pm. Shoppers will also be able to see the biggest teddy in Tunbridge Wells and win prizes.
Marketing manager at the Royal Victoria Place, Marc Burchett, said: “Santa’s arrival is one of the highlights of the Christmas season here in Tunbridge Wells and at Royal Victoria Place we cannot wait to welcome him back.
"We have been busy putting the finishing touches to a spectacular day of festive fun.”
Santa’s Grotto will be open every day until 4pm on Christmas Eve on Level 1 opposite M&S. Book in advance at royalvictoriaplace.com
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating!
PLUS, register for free!.
Read our pick of the best holiday destinations. Whether its a weekend break, or something a little bit longer, we have reviewed a wide range of holidays.