Saturday, 17 November 2012

Christmas Late Night Rides Again!

Worcester Park's Christmas Late Night will be held this year on Friday 30th November betwen 6pm and 8pm in Central Road.

The future of the annual event was in doubt after the event's organiser Terry Dobbs, Chairman of the Worcester Park Traders' Association, closed his One Stop Party Shop shortly after last year's event.

The organisation of the Christmas Late Night has now been taken on by Sutton Council (using money from the Mayor Of  London's Outer London fund) in partnership with the Traders' Association.

Shoppers will be able to get a head start on their Christmas shopping in participating shops, whilst sampling traditional Christmas treats like roast chestnuts and mulled wine from a variety of market stalls.

Festive entertainment will include live carol performances from local pupils of Cuddington Community and Green Lane Primary Schools. Craft activities for children will be held in the pop-up-shop - You Are Here - at 44 Central Road.

Worcester Park will also get new Christmas lights on the streetlight columns as well as 10 trees along Central Road being lit up.

With under a fortnight to go until the big day, however, there is concern that the event will fail to benefit local traders, with many still unaware that the event is taking place.