Beechwood was buzzing with pre-Christmas entertainment for the shopping centre's Christmas lights switch-on at the weekend.
The lights will be switched on by Father Christmas, Beechwood Bear, Miss Cheltenham and characters from the Everyman pantomime
Santa & Beechwood Bear will be handing out sweets, mince pies and balloons between 12noon and 6pm
Carol Singers will be performing between 12noon – 4pm
Free Facepainting from 11am – 4pm
There’s been plenty to celebrate in Beechwood shopping centre in the past few weeks and there’s more festive excitement to come.
The centre was packed with fans of The Only Way is Essex star Joey Essex who signed copies of his calendar at Calendar Club and crowds of excited people filled the centre for the Christmas lights switch-on with Miss Cheltenham, Beechwood Bear, Father Christmas and stars from The Everyman’s pantomime Sleeping Beauty.
But the celebrations didn’t end there as our very own cuddly Beechwood Bear celebrated his fifth birthday. He received a birthday cake, cards and balloons and then joined staff at Evans fashion shop who held a cake sale for Children in Need.