TV celeb Rylan Clark delighted a huge crowd eager to see the lights go on at Serpentine Green on November 14.
The former X Factor star and winner of Celebrity Big Brother turned TV personality belted out some tunes on stage before Heart FM breakfast show hosts Kev & Ros and Santa joined Rylan to press the plunger and get Christmas officially started at the shopping centre.
Before that local singing groups had entertained the crowds throughout the afternoon until the Heart crew took to the stage at 5pm.
Kev & Ros interviewed Peterborough United midfielders Jack Payne and Danny Swanson, and had some fun and games with the Cresset panto cast from Beauty & The Beast including former Eastenders star Ricky Groves and Jackie Travers from Big Brother.
After turning on the lights and adding that festive feel to the centre Rylan was whisked off back stage for an interview with ESP’s Mikey Clarke, playing Santa for the night, and for a meet and great session with some of his fans.
The grotto is £5 entry including a gift and this year it’s raising money for RNIB and is situated just outside Outfit. They are in need of more Santas though as our Mikey was guest Santa for one night only!
There’ll be even more Christmas entertainment coming to the centre throughout December and extended opening hours from December 16 with shops open from 9am-9pm.
ESP was there to report on the event and you can read Mikey’s full coverage in the next issue out on November 27 packed with photos by Emma Bothamley so see if you can spot yourself in the mag!
But in the meantime if you didn’t make it on the night see what you missed in our video of the event produced by ESP video reporter Lorenzo Monteforte…[youtube id=”tIvRNZn9RXA” width=”600″ height=”350″]