Your calendar is not telling you a lie; it is still only October. So, why are we already talking about Christmas?! Well, it’s a fair question, and the simple answer is that we need something to look forward to now that festival season is done and dusted and it’s feeling a little chilly.
Glad we’re all in agreement that it’s the perfect time to tell you about a fun Christmas lights switch on, then. Don’t worry, they aren’t jumping the gun quite as much as we are, with their event taking place on a far more sensible date of November 10.
Shoppers on the streets of Marylebone Village are invited to celebrate the streets being lit up in support of mental health charity Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster, with an evening of live music, festive activities and more.
As part of Merry Marylebone, local businesses join forces to offer attendees a plethora of great offers, festive activities, discounts and curated menus. The cafés, bars and restaurants will offer a series of fun activities to celebrate the Christmas season.
Wander around the streets and partake in a wreath-making workshop; before checking out the snow machines and tombola, with a visit to Santa’s grotto and a bite to eat to the sound of the many musicians topping off your evening under the lights. Food writer Celia Brooks is also set to be on hand to give one of her famous food tasting tours, with a dash of Christmas thrown in!
Oh, and there’s also a Ferris Wheel on site for revellers to really take in the surroundings with the spell of Christmas decorations cast upon them. Doesn’t get more festive than that.
Merry Marylebone’s light switch on event takes place on November 10, but a series of special events and discounts are due to continue though to Christmas, the details of which are to be announced soon. The event runs from 3-8pm.