Peppa Pig to switch on Christmas lights at CrownGate shopping centre, Worcester

SPECIAL GUEST: Peppa Pig

CROWNGATE: The Christmas lights will be lit on Thursday, November 15

First published in News by , Reporter

CHILDREN’S favourite Peppa Pig and her brother George will be switching on the Christmas lights in CrownGate Shopping Centre.

Hundreds of people are expected to fill the city centre to watch the lights being turned on at the Guildhall in the High Street, followed by the shopping centre, on Thursday, November 15.

The festivities will begin at 4.30pm outside the Guildhall with BBC Hereford and Worcester presenter Howard Bentham and his team.

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Roger Berry, will then perform the switch-on supported by pupils from Stanley Road Primary School at 5.30pm.

At CrownGate Shopping Centre, Peppa and George will be meeting their young fans from 2pm before performing the lights switch-on with a lucky child at just after 6pm.

Erica Burlace, CrownGate Shopping Centre manager, said: “Christmas is a truly magical time of year for all ages, and we’re sure that Peppa and George will be a huge draw, enabling us to get the festivities started with a smile.”

Free Radio personalities along with breakfast show presenters Hursty and Helen will be in Friary Walk from 4.30pm to get people in the party mood with games and competitions.

Marking the countdown to Christmas, the light switch-ons will herald the start of Thursday late-night shopping, with many shops taking part. Some stores will be open until 9pm to make the most of the shopping season.

Georgia Smith, head of VisitWorcester, said: “The switching on of the Christmas lights across the city is a great time for young and old alike and we feel sure that everyone will want to turn out to see the lights and get their Christmas shopping off to a great start.”

l The Guildhall will also be a polling station for the police commissioner elections on Thursday, November 15. People will be able to enter the building during the Christmas lights switch-on through the north wing where the lifts are situated.

 

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10:16pm Fri 9 Nov 12

RobertR says...

Why does this thing have it's eyes on only one side of it's face?. It doesn't look anything like a pig.
Why does this thing have it's eyes on only one side of it's face?. It doesn't look anything like a pig. RobertR
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12:15am Sat 10 Nov 12

Saturn V says...

It's a kids pig RobertR, they still believe in father Christmas and god etc. so it doesn't matter.
What's important is that we have a popular 2D children"s cartoon character brought to life as a fuzzy franchised puppet to open the Christian festival of Christmas.
It's a kids pig RobertR, they still believe in father Christmas and god etc. so it doesn't matter. What's important is that we have a popular 2D children"s cartoon character brought to life as a fuzzy franchised puppet to open the Christian festival of Christmas. Saturn V
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2:11pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Guy66 says...

Saturn V wrote:
It's a kids pig RobertR, they still believe in father Christmas and god etc. so it doesn't matter.
What's important is that we have a popular 2D children"s cartoon character brought to life as a fuzzy franchised puppet to open the Christian festival of Christmas.
Let’s hope all the merchandise is available for the hard up parent to be 'conned' into buying for their lovely children!
[quote][p][bold]Saturn V[/bold] wrote: It's a kids pig RobertR, they still believe in father Christmas and god etc. so it doesn't matter. What's important is that we have a popular 2D children"s cartoon character brought to life as a fuzzy franchised puppet to open the Christian festival of Christmas.[/p][/quote]Let’s hope all the merchandise is available for the hard up parent to be 'conned' into buying for their lovely children! Guy66
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11:25pm Mon 12 Nov 12

SAVA9E says...

As always only a few children will get to see Peppa, the rest will be disappointed as the massive crowds stop then getting anywhere near. Stopped taking my kids down years ago as i got fed up bringing them home in tears.
As always only a few children will get to see Peppa, the rest will be disappointed as the massive crowds stop then getting anywhere near. Stopped taking my kids down years ago as i got fed up bringing them home in tears. SAVA9E
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7:51am Tue 13 Nov 12

truth must out says...

Robbie Williams, Taylor Swift, District3. Just a few of the celebrities switching on Christmas lights round the country.
Worcester got Peppa Pig......!!
Robbie Williams, Taylor Swift, District3. Just a few of the celebrities switching on Christmas lights round the country. Worcester got Peppa Pig......!! truth must out
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10:13am Fri 16 Nov 12

iamthebinman says...

Went but couldn`t see a thing. I do think Worcester broke the record for the most pushchairs in a shopping centre though! Gave up and took family to Carluccio`s. Would recommend.
Went but couldn`t see a thing. I do think Worcester broke the record for the most pushchairs in a shopping centre though! Gave up and took family to Carluccio`s. Would recommend. iamthebinman
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2:17pm Thu 13 Dec 12

williad says...

The late opening for the shops is a good idea and I see there is free parking to go with it. It's a pity the bus services out of town (to Malvern & Upton areas anyway) stop at about 6pm. This means my family won't be able to take advantage of the later hours as I can't get in to pick them up on these particular evenings. There are later busses on a Friday but no shopping! Good news for the local shops but they can't provide for the major Christmas purchases. Internet shopping for us!
The late opening for the shops is a good idea and I see there is free parking to go with it. It's a pity the bus services out of town (to Malvern & Upton areas anyway) stop at about 6pm. This means my family won't be able to take advantage of the later hours as I can't get in to pick them up on these particular evenings. There are later busses on a Friday but no shopping! Good news for the local shops but they can't provide for the major Christmas purchases. Internet shopping for us! williad
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