It's nearing the time of year when kids - and I - get pathetically excited, we dust off our winter coats, dig the gloves out... and look forward to Christmas seasonal festivities.
Christmas for our family usually 'starts' once the lights have gone on in Richmond (and surrounding high streets), and I don't mind the evenings drawing in if I can enjoy the town centre once it's all lit up.
This year - 2010 - the switching on celebrations take place on Friday 26th November between 5 and 9.30pm.
The Christmas tree in Lower George Street will be surrounded by people enjoying mulled wine and mince pies, including the Deputy Mayor of Richmond and Richmond Theatre's pantomime stars of Sleeping Beauty and Father Christmas.
Following the switching on, a procession will move around Richmond Town Centre, passing through Red Lion Street, Brewers Lane and Paved Court. With more mulled wine and entertainment to enjoy!
Richmond Hill plays host to Santa's Grotto, along with face painting, late shopping and other fun activities for all the family.
The evening ends with 'Movies and Musicals' - a celebration of songs from the silver screen and West End - at Duke Street Church.
We'll certainly be there with jingle-bells on - I love this time of year!
Silas Van Der Bas
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