Friday, 21 October 2011

Christmas Late Night 2011

Remember remember the 25th of November, for that is the date of the 2011 Worcester Park Traders' Association Christmas Late Night which this year will be bigger and better than ever before.

As well as late night shopping and plenty of charity stalls and rides along Central Road, for the first time ever Stone Place car park (outside Waitrose) will be closed to cars and filled with rides and other entertainment for all the family.

So put the date in your diaries. Lots more details, as always, to follow right here on the Worcester Park Blog!

15 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Janet A said...

ooh how exciting, christmas is definitely coming, i will be popping back to the old home town on the 25th of November!

Sarah M said...

Just don't bring your car as there will be nowhere to park!!!

Anonymous said...

that's why you have legs....If you put one foot in front of the other you'll be amazed at what you can achieve...

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does 'Christmas' seem to come earlier and earlier every year?

Anonymous said...

Will it be the same at tat as usual?

Anonymous said...

Surely it's not the "first time ever" they've used Waitrose Car Park! They used part of it about 6 or 7 years ago.

Festive Spirit said...

Sarah M. By chance, does the 'M' stand for 'Morbidly obese'?

Festive Spirit said...

Yes anonymous, it'll be exactly the same tat as every other year, unless of course, you're prepared to make it better, by putting your own hands in your own pockets?

...No, I thought not!

Anonymous said...

Not sure how putting my hands in my pockets is going to help. Is there some kind of appeal to collect money to make it better? If so, I'd be happy to contribute.

As it is, I've been the last three years, have paid money to the stalls/rides (none of which appear to be being run by WP residents or businesses) and been in the shops.

It's still a load of tat though.

Festive Spirit said...

Anonymous, I believe the people running Broadway Bargains, St. Raphaels and the Seasonal Shop are all involved with running the event, so if you'd like to donate to it, pop in one of them.

If not, what about avoiding the event completely and leaving it for the local children and parents to attend, without having their enjoyment undermined by your complaints that Christmas is nothing more than 'a load of tat’?

Anonymous said...

It's a damp squib compared to the road named Leyfield, not sure when or why the residents put them up but it takes the winter blues away when I drive down that road.

Anonymous Returns said...

Hello Festive Spirit

I don't think I said Christmas was a load of tat (me and my 'local children' enjoy it very much). What I think is tat is the sub-fairground stalls and rides that line the road, the proceeds of which don't appear to benefit the local community (please correct me if I'm wrong though).

I've gone in the Seasonal Shop and bought Xmas decs, I've bought the mulled wine from the church stall and chucked money in the various charity buckets.

Clearly you have a Winter-Wonderful time every year and well done to you. We clearly have different standards.

Anonymous said...

Leyfield lights are a legend

Anonymous said...

Thank you to whoever you are for your comments on Leyfield lights. This is something that my husband and I started approx. 10 years ago "as something different" there were just 6 of us !!!! at that time; Xmas 2011 we had a total 101 people adults and children !!!!. We are so very lucky to live in Leyfield as it is very clear for all to see that the residents are one big community and most definately very supportive of Xmas Cheer - it is a shame more residents in Worcester Park do not participate

Post-Christmas Spirit said...

Hello 'Anonymous Returns'

As most people have discovered, your Christmas is only as good as you choose to make it. (Parents usually tend to be particularly aware of this).

If you're expecting others to come along and make it for you, you're always going to be sorely disappointed, but you could continue to tell yourself that it's because you clearly have different standards.

Whatever you do, don't move to Leyfield - you'll hate it there at Christmastime! And avoid putting money in charity boxes - it'll avoid you feeling bitter and a sense of tragic loss!

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