1st November 2017:
Shoppers and families in Luton town centre are in for a special treat this Christmas thanks to Luton Business Improvement District’s (BID) programme of free festive events.
The exciting entertainment throughout November and December promises to add extra Christmas sparkle to Luton town centre and ensure visitors enjoy spending longer in the town centre.
Among the events planned; Mike the Knight & Evie will be making personal appearances at intervals in the lead-up to the town’s Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday 25th November. Santa will wander through the town centre with Mrs Claus, his Christmas elves and a host of walkabout entertainers as they meet and greet families on Saturday 2nd December.
Other BID-funded festive highlights on St George’s Square include a Dynamic Light Display of projections onto Luton Central Library and entertainment including stilt walking fire acts, close up magic as well as hot chocolate and mulled wine on offer on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December, MIKEY and DONNIE from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who will be making personal appearances at intervals on Saturday 16th December, and carol singing by the BID’s 30-foot Christmas tree in St George’s Square on Saturday 23rd December.
Gavin O’Brien, Chair of the Luton Business Improvement District (BID) and co-director of town centre based business Clearhead said: “We are delighted to be able to bring some really exciting events to Luton town centre during November and every weekend in December in the run-up to Christmas. In addition to some of the bigger events, we have also arranged walkabout performers, a magician, fire-eating stilt walkers, carol singing and other acts to entertain families and shoppers. They will bring an added festive feel and Christmas cheer during the busy period and they are all free.
“Luton BID’s fun Christmas programme will help us build the reputation of Luton town centre as a great place to shop and be entertained.”
Full line-up and times of town centre Christmas events organised by Luton BID:
- Saturday 25th November – town centre Light switch-on, Lighting up Luton
MIKE & EVIE from Mike the Knight will be entertaining families in the lead-up to the big event with personal appearances at intervals from 2.30pm. They’ll be at the light switch-on at 6pm too.
- Saturday 2nd December – Santa in Luton
Meet Santa, Mrs Claus, Christmas elves, stilt walkers, jugglers and dancers as they wander through Luton town centre from 11am – 3pm.
- Friday 8th & Saturday 9th December – Dynamic Light Display
Light projections onto Luton Central Library and entertainment from walkabout performers, fire-eating stilt walkers and a magician from 4pm – 8pm.
- Saturday 16th December – Merry Christmas from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
MIKEY & DONNIE will be in St George’s Square where they will be making personal appearances at intervals from 1 – 5pm.
- Saturday 23rd December – Carol Singing
Festive carol singing at the tree in St George’s Square. Times to be confirmed at www.lutonbid.org.