December in Bromley

Posted on: November 29, 2018

The weather has taken a turn, the warm Summer days are long forgotten, but we don’t mind; it’s starting to look like Christmas in Bromley!

We had our Fairytale Christmas lights switch-on a couple of weeks ago in partnership with The Glades and The Churchill Theatre. We had singers, dancers, gospel choirs, the Mytime Active Santa Run, a Christmas Parade and of course the switch-on.

We also had the Bromley Local Hero presentation. This year the winner was Helen Candy, chosen for the ten years she has dedicated to the 19th Bromley Guides. Find out more about Helen and the prize.

From the 1stDecember Your Bromley brings you a fantastic competition

‘A passport to a Fairytale Christmas’. All you have to do is collect five stamps in your ‘Fairytale Passport’from participating retailers in Bromley town centre, drop your passport off in one of our collection boxes and you’re automatically entered to win a fantastic prize, a £1,000 holiday voucher! For more information, click here.

Also, look out for our very special roaming Christmas Acts around the town centre every weekend in December. Here’s a sneak peak of this weekend’s acts, Hodman and Sally and The Christmas Nutkins.


For a complete listing of acts and where you can find them, follow the link.

WHAT’S ON?

Churchill Theatre Bromley, Upcoming Highlights

Ultimate Bublé at Christmas - Churchill Theatre

Wed 28 – Fri 30 November


If you’re one of those people that doesn’t like seeing a roll of wrapping paper before the 1stof December then this isn’t for you. However if you’re like us and millions of others and can’t wait to listen to Christmas songs, sip on prosecco and have a good ol’ sing along then this is the perfect evening for you. Ultimate Bublé at Christmas! Enjoy a welcome glass of bubbles on arrival followed by a wonderful three-course meal and then swing along to your favourite hits. Always a popular event – grab your ticketsquick!

Get tickets here

Cinderella – Churchill Theatre

Sat 1 - Sun 30 December


Superstar Lesley Joseph isthe leading lady of this year’s spectacular Cinderella, oh no she isn’t we hear you shout!! Actually she is and she switched on our Christmas lights this year. With over 39,000 theatregoers attending the pantomime at the Churchill Theatre each festive season, it’s never too early, so booknow!!

Get tickets here

Spotlight and Sparkles - Churchill Theatre

Thu 13 - Sat 15 December


Still searching for something to do with office colleagues or want to catch up with friends? Spotlights and Sparkles is a great option! Who doesn’t love a prosecco welcome, a three-course meal with all the trimmings and live music from the band BAREGROOVE and resident DJ? Be sure to bring your dancing shoes!

Get tickets here

THAT'LL BE THE DAY CHRISTMAS SHOW

Monday 3rd December 2018, 19:30 - 22:00

Topped with lashings of Christmas spirit get ready to party as That’ll Be The Day returns with its Brand New 2018 Christmas Show!

The UK’s most popular Rock ‘N’ Roll variety show celebrates the festive season with all your favourite Christmas classics from the 50s, 60s & 70s, plus plenty of hilarious comedy!

Get tickets here.

The Grinch - VUE Cinemas

Open as of Thu 28 November


VUE Cinema located in Bromley’s latest retail development at St Mark’s Square has opened its doors and its 9 screens. Get the whole family into the festive spirit and go to see The Grinch and to top the experience off every seat in the cinema is a reclining seat, total luxury!

Other films to look out for this December are Robin Hood, The Girl in the Spider’s Web and Mary Poppins.

For further information on timings, listings and to book tickets, click here.

The Comedy of Errors - Bromley Little Theatre

Fri 7-Sat 15 December (not Sun 9)


Looking for something a little more highbrow? How about a night out at Bromley Little Theatre? Previously never performed at BLT, one of Shakespeare’s earliest and shortest works provides countless opportunities for physical comedy, inventive slapstick, music and mischief.

Get tickets here

FAMILY FUN

Christmas Grotto Experience in Adventureland – The Glades

Sat 1 – Mon 24 December


Keep the kids entertained with a traditional visit to see Santa and journey through this wonderful adventure with your host of engaging and characterful elves who have been dispatched from the North Pole to The Glades specially to ensure that the countdown to Christmas Day runs smoothly. Your adventure will culminate in a meeting with the man himself, Santa Claus!!!

Get tickets here

Children's Story time – Waterstones in The Glades

Sat 1 December at 11:30


It’s a classic that all children will love, why not kick off the Christmas month with a great festive story, The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. We bet even the adults will remember this from their childhood. You can even take home your own paperback version for the price of the Office Secret Santa!

Children's Christmas Crafts – Waterstones in The Glades

Thu 6 December at 17:00


Need a handmade gift for Granny of Grandad get your little ones down the store for a fun Christmas Craft session!!

Bromley Central Library

Bromley Disability Pride 2018

Sunday 2nd December 2018, 14:30 - 16:30

Bromley Disability Pride will once more be celebrating being proud of being disabled and not seeing it as a barrier by holding an afternoon of performances, inspirational speakers and special guests thanks to a grant from Clarion Futures.

We invite you all to join us for the FREE celebration event with:SignKid Walker - deaf Hip Hop artist (TBC) & Magpie Dance - Dance Group
http://www.magpiedance.org.uk/

Toddler Time – 7thDecember 10:00am

Toys, crafts, interactive storytelling and refreshments. Aimed at toddlers aged 18months to 3 years and their parents and carers. October to December and February to July term time only.

Until 8thDecember – Sidcup Art Club Winter Exhibition.

Original artwork for sale. Opening hours: daily 09:30 – 18:00hrs Thursday until 20:00hrs and closed on Sundays

Bromley Family Film Club - Saturdays (monthly)

Bromley Family Film Club brings you a programme of free monthly film events. Fun, art and craft activities, special events and an innovative selection of films suitable for the whole family. For details and to book a free place please email bromleyfilmclub@gmail.com

Story Time | Wednesdays and Saturdays | 2.15-2.45pm

Storytime is for children aged 2 to 5 years and their parents and carers. A fun way to introduce children to different books, stories and songs.

Lego Club | Saturday (monthly) | 10.45 – 11.45am

Inventive building fun with Lego bricks - build something fantastic. For children aged 8-11years.

Until 8thDecember – Sidcup Art Club Winter Exhibition.

Original artwork for sale. Opening hours: daily 09:30 – 18:00hrs Thursday until 20:00hrs and closed on Sundays.

FESTIVE FOOD AND NEW YEAR EATS

20% off food - Barrel & Horn – 204-206 High Street



They have a dedicated Christmas Co-ordinator and have it covered whether it be a Christmas party, office drinks or a family Christmas lunch. If you just can’t wait to start the celebrations get your Christmas party in early and enjoy 20% off food on these dates; 3rd, 4th, 10th or 11th December. What are you waiting for… GET BOOKING!!!

Book your Christmas event here

40% Off food – Giraffe World Kitchen– Restaurant terrace, The Glades


Need to refuel after a day of Christmas shopping? How about getting it for almost half price? Choose from super starters, marvellous mains and delicious desserts and for the little ones there’s the award-winning kids menu packed with exciting dishes to fuel their adventures. Print your voucher or show the code to your server on your phone or tablet to redeem your 40% discount.

Download your voucher here

The Railway Tavern 45 East Street

1st - 24th December


Now it’s getting colder there’s no better time to head into a warm pub with family and friends and sample the great festive food on offer. Make your Christmas lunch or dinner reservation and the great team at the Railway will look after you whether it’s a work party or just a get-together.

Christmas Eve and Day Dinner – Cow & Pig – 39 East Street


Just can’t face all the washing up that comes with cooking the in-laws the traditional Christmas dinner? Well, why don’t you let the amazing team at the Cow & Pig take care of it… in fact they’ll take care of it all. Book your Christmas family dinner, they’re open Christmas day!!!

Book your table here

Christmas Eve, Day and New Year’s Gala Dinner – Aqua - 4-6 Market Parade,
East Street

Celebrate Christmas and New Year this year at Aqua Bromley.

Book your table here

The Swan & Mitre - 260-262 High Street

Whether you’re enjoying drinks with friends, celebrating with colleagues or getting together for a family party, the Swan & Mitre take pride in delivering an extra special Christmas to everyone who walks through the doors and promise to deliver an experience fit for a king!

Open on Christmas Day.

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EATING OUT WITH THE FAMILY

Fancy treating the family to a meal out but worried that it will cost you a fortune? Don’t worry, Your Bromley has found some great offers where kids eat free or for as little as £1. With these money saving finds there’s no need to be counting the pennies.

Belgo – Restaurant Terrace, The Glades– Kids eat for free with Kids Pass

Belgo’s has teamed up with Kids Pass. If you have a Kids Pass you will receive 1 free kid’s meal for a child aged up to 10 years old, from the specified kid’s menu for every full priced, adult Á La Carte main meal ordered.

Includes cinema ticket offers. More info

Kids Eat FREE – Studio Gusto, 60 High Street

Bromley’s independent Italian restaurant are offering free kids meals with every adult’s main.

Kids Eat FREE – Giraffe World Kitchen– Restaurant terrace, The Glades


This is such a great offer! Giraffe are offering free kids meals with every main meal ordered and it’s available all weekend. It’s a bank balance friendly, well deserved treat after a heavy shopping session.

Download your voucher here

Kids Afternoon Tea for Two– Café Rouge - 12-13 Market Square


Tired after your trip to see Santa why not make their day really special with Afternoon Tea. Café Rouge has designed the Limited Edition Afternoon Tea for Kids. Created for 2 children - this teatime treat features crunchy crudités and mini Toulouse sausages, classic Croque Monsieur and mini doughnuts desperate to be dunked in dark chocolate sauce.