May The Fourth Be with You !
The Cheam Chamber of Trade’s Late Night Shopping Event attracts over 3,000 visitors to the Village every year.The Event is held on the evening of the first Friday of December and falls this year on the 4th of December 2015.
This year’s theme is Star Wars and will feature Darth Vader switching on the Christmas tree lights at the Cheam War Memorial Green outside Cheam Library. The evening will include various sub events at Whitehall, Cheam Library, Cheam Baptist Church and at shops and venues In the Village. Radio Jackie will provide music and entertainment on the night and there will be up to 30 stalls with crafts, toys, jewellery, wood products and various food and drink on offer. Fairground rides and children’s activities will also be in place. Radio Jackie’s Mobile unit Van will add to the Entertainment.
The event costs several thousand pounds to produce, even though all the work is put in by volunteers and traders and so we are looking for an increased level and number of sponsors.
Whitehall and most shops will remain open throughout the evening
Schedule of Events
3pm Parking Bay Suspensions in Station Way
Stalls and Fairground rides start to set up
4.30pm Radio Jackie begins to set up
5pm – 9pm Whitehall opens for their festive evening
Visit Santa’s Grotto, festive trail for all the family and Christmas shop
5pm Road closure commences in Station Way
5.30pm Radio Jackie 107.8FM Begins Broadcasting
Fairground rides in Station Way & Stalls throughout the Village
5pm – 9pm Cheam Library Christmas songs, stories and crafts begin 3-7yrs
(small fee for craft workshop)
5pm – 8pm Be Beautiful will become a ‘Be Beautiful Princess Boutique’ for children
Come in for your Princess manicure (charity donation)
Iconic have joined Be Beautiful’s Princess Boutique to create beautiful
Princess hair styles for children (charity donation)
6pm St Cecilia Chorus – performs regularly at St Andrew’s Cheam, will bring a group of around 20 to sing Carols at the Memorial Green Outside Library.
Cheam Baptist Church open evening begins
6.25pm Princess Leia, Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers , introduced by Radio Jackie turn on the Christmas Lights at Cheam Library Memorial Green
6.30 pm St Cecilia Chorus continue with Carol Singing at the Momorial Green.
7.00 pm St Cecilia Chorus continue with Carol Singing at Crossroads alongwith two other Choirs..
7.30pm Radio Jackie to judge ‘Best Dressed Star Wars Character’ competition
8.00pm Morris Dancers performing outside Dragonfly
8.30pm Shops and stalls begin to close
9pm End of road closure in Station Way