Christmas has arrived at The Lexicon

Crowds around a lit Christmas tree at The Lexicon at night.

On Friday 25 November, hundreds of people joined Cllr Ankur Shiv Bhandari, Mayor of the Borough of Bracknell Forest, to mark the start of Christmas with the town centre’s Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

As part of the celebration, the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk from South Hill Park entertained the crowd by performing hits from the pantomime.

Song sheets were then handed out to the crowd, who joined in a festive sing-a-long hosted by The Rock Choir.

Cllr Ankur Shiv Bhandari said:

“It was a real honour to switch on the lights this year. I’m looking forward to picking up some Christmas presents in The Lexicon and supporting our high street.”

There are lots of family activities at The Lexicon in the lead up to Christmas. In the unit next to Smiggle, you can find a virtual reality sleigh ride. This immersive experience will transport passengers around the world. Book tickets on The Lexicon website. Tickets cost £3.95 per person or £12.50 for a group of four.

In Princess Square you can find the Will Wildwood slide dressed for the festive season to help raise money for Bracknell Foodbank. There is no charge to anyone using the slide.

Follow the Snowflake Trail around the town centre, using artwork created by local children with a chance to win family prizes from Cineworld and Gymfinity.

In the centre of town is the popular Christmas Market festive stalls, which are back selling a selection of delicious food and drink.

Across the next month there will be an array of choirs, bands and singers to entertain while you shop. The Community Christmas Choir Concert will be wonderful way to get in the festive spirit. Featuring children from Harmans Water, Fox Hill, Holly Spring, St Joseph's and Crown Wood primary schools, come and sing along on Saturday 10 December in Bond Square.

For more information, visit The Lexicon's website.