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Christmas In Kingston 2012

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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
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Markets, Fairs, And Santa Claus
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Tudor Style Christmas Market


There's lots of fun to be had at the in Kingston this year.

From the 3rd of December, you will also be able to paint the town red because late night shopping means the stores will stay open until 9pm.

If you're bulk buying, then no doubt you will be taking the car to bring all your shopping home. Well, you're in luck, because from the 1st - 31st December there will be free parking in the Bentalls Centre and John Lewis, leaving you free to while away the hours without worrying about clocking up the pounds on your parking ticket.

Get into the spirit of Christmas with a street party on Old London Road on the 1st December, and while your at it, visit the Christmas Market and the Crafts Fair.



art fair, market house, kingston
My favourite was the pigeon plate


Also there are several art exhibitions being held at Market House. Kingston Artists' Open Studios will be exhibiting until the 8th December, Fusion Arts between the 11th-21st December, and Thames Markets on the 22nd December.

art fair, market house, kingston
Handmade pottery and ceramics were between 20-30


art fair, market house, kingston
These pretty pieces of jewellery are an inexpensive way to fill the stocking.


I just went to Kingston Artists' Open Studios exhibit and they have some lovely pottery and ceramic wall paintings. They were also selling Christmas cards and other stocking fillers.

On the 6th December, why not head down to Hotel Chocolat, where they are going to be having Christmas party with chocolates, Prosecco, and orange juice for the kids.

bentalls centre, kingston, teddy bear
The Teddy Bear Band


The kids can also have fun at Bentalls Shopping Centre, where they can watch the giant teddy bears perform, and meet Father Christmas in Santa's Grotto. He's free to see, but a gift is 3.95.

If meeting Santa is not enough, the can always write him a letter to be in with a chance of winning great prizes. There is a special letterbox in the centre for children to post their letters to Santa. He will answer them all, and the best three will win a prize. The competition is open to 4-12 year olds, and is open until the 7th December.
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When: December 2012
Phone: 020 8547 1221
Where: Kingston
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