Free entertainment at launch of festive season at Kings Chase

Next  Saturday (23rd November) will see the Christmas lights switched on at Kings Chase Shopping Centre in Kingswood.

It is a week earlier this year in order to be fully festive for Black Friday trade the following week.

The lights will be installed this coming week and are due to be tested on Thursday.

As usual there will be a 15ft Christmas tree at the middle of the mall and lights and decorations throughout the centre and at the front steps.

Saturday’s events run from 12.30pm until around 6pm with the lights switch-on at 5.30pm. The Bristol East & Kingswood Brass Band will play carols from 2.30pm.

From 12.30pm through to 5pm, the main attraction will be a free-to-enter giant snow globe. Santa will be sat inside for pictures and selfies, with a free print-out to take away on the day.

SAM FM DJs Kam Kelly and Mark Franklin will be overseeing the afternoon along with the SAM FM street team managing the £250 prize draw and the snow globe at the front steps. In the half-hour leading up to the switch-on, the DJ team will host prize giveaways