November 17th saw hundreds of people gather in our Central Piazza for the Christmas Light Switch On event. Not only could people witness the Christmas Lights of Angel being switched on at 5pm but we also had Santa meeting visitors while the brilliant band Ear Candy entertained with live music throughout the day.
Santa was first out to start the days activities as he toured our Central Piazza much to the delight of the children who had gathered to meet him. With Santa’s elves handing out colouring books and helping Santa take a few selfies, there were even few adults grabbing a quick chance to pose with Father Christmas. As Santa continued to meet the brilliant families who came out to meet him, the cast of Rapunzel also joined in. Arriving from nearby Hoxton Hall to promote their festive show, Santa not only had elves helping him but also Prince Charming and Rapunzel herself!
As the crowds began to gather, Ear Candy then took to the stage ready to get the audience dancing playing everything from Bruno Mars to Queen! The band created a great atmosphere as people danced in front of the stage and sang along to every song. Santa was even seen having a quick dance with his elves before taking a few more selfies!
Finally, as the sun set on a great day it was time to count down to the Light Switch On. The Central Piazza was abuzz with hundreds of people ready to watch Angel start it’s Christmas celebrations. Santa took to the stage, ready to press the button and finally switched on the lights not just at Angel Central but for the whole of Angel too. The band played a few more Christmas songs as the crowd stayed to enjoy the atmosphere.
It was a great day and one of our busiest Christmas events to date! Thank you again to everyone who came out to meet Santa, watch the band and witness the Light Switch On. We hope to see you again next year!
Did you miss the switch on? You can watch it all again here: https://youtu.be/_8nH8o8F8dA