Added on: 10th December, 2017 by Derek Hope - Kent Photonews
On Saturday 9th December the traders of Sidcup took part in a fun filled Christmas event called Sidcupís Christmas Extravaganza, organised by Sidcup Partners, (Business Improvement District - BID)
The fun day started at 10:00am. and included Dancing Santaís, Stilt Walkers, Live Music provided by a steel band and a brass band, and of course Santa in his grotto, provided by the Rotary Club of Sidcup. There were performances from several school choirs and a bus toured the area bringing visitors to the events. Traders joined in the fun, providing mince pies and mulled wine and many shop keepers and their staff dressed up in festive attire. In the Sidcup Barber Shop staff dressed as a Christmas Pudding, a Christmas tree and a Christmas cracker. A troop of dancing Santas kept visitors amused with dancing, music and acrobatics, and there were stilt walkers and entertainers. Many shops and businesses up and down the high street were involved in various ways, such as donations towards the setup costs, organising activities for the children and discounts on their services. This year the event also increased in size with attractions and events near Sidcup Station. On Sidcup Green there was a childrenís funfair and amusements and the event was rounded off with a magnificent fireworks display in Sidcup Park.
Pictures by Derek Hope-Kent Photonews
6 yr old Aubrey Ward receives lots of attention when he had his haircut at the Sidcup Barber Shop where staff dressed as a Christmas pudding, a Christmas tree and a Christmas cracker.
The Rotary Club of Sidcup Santa with Mrs Christmas in the grotto and visitors Erynn (4) and Renae (6) Sutherland.
Seasonal music played by a brass band.
Balloon artistry amused 7 yr old Blake and sister Kiyah Buist.
Sue Dowswell and fellow Rotarian Alan Gardner entertain the crowds with festive music from a barrel organ.