The Streatham Christmas Lights Switch On takes place tonight outside the Odeon Cinema.
This is a community event for everyone which runs from 3.30pm to 4.40pm (so children and parents/ carers from the local primaries will have to get their skates on after school pickup!)
We are told there will be some great freebies on offer including mince pies and 'babychinos'). There will also be music from local children.
There was a concern that there wouldn't be any tree this year as Lambeth Council didn't stump up the money. But local businesses El Chicos Mexican Cocktail Bar, the Streatham Odeon cinema, Foxtons, Bar 61, Vale Veterinary Clinic and Nando’s have provided some much needed funding. Network Rail have also provided some cash (possibly keen to improve their image given what is going on at Greyhound Lane) and Sainsburys too, as they face the prospect of the new mega Tescos arriving in Streatham.
The Council may not have provided the money for the tree, but the switch on will feature Lambeth Mayor Clive Bennett and Chuka Umunna MP.