The Christmas fun will start with the Camberley Festive Food and Drink Festival from Thursday 7 November until Saturday 9 November on Park Street. All three days will be packed with exciting events and a host of activities. Why not get hands on with cookery class or watch a demonstration? Kids of all ages can get their fingers sticky in the children’s cookery school which will be located in The Square shopping centre. Find out more here.
On Saturday 16 November it’s the Collectively Camberley Christmas light switch event with live entertainment throughout the day, culminating with the town’s Christmas lights switched on by Jamie Raven, Magician and another amazing act from Britain’s Got Talent fame at 4:30pm. Keep up to date on the event on Collectively Camberley’s Facebook page.
On Saturday 23 November, Santa’s magical grotto opens in The Square, this year with a cute bear theme. Also that Saturday part of The Atrium will be transformed into a wonderful Ice Kingdom complete with an Ice Queen to coincide with the release of Frozen 2.
The Camberley Street Party will take place on Saturday 30 November. Along with Father Christmas the party will also include special festive characters and lots of fun!
Love Christmas songs and carols? Then come along to the Christmas concerts which will be held in Main Square in The Square Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December.
The Square shopping centre will be looking after Santa’s post box, where children can write a letter to Santa and get a reply posted to their home by Santa himself! Festive art and craft activities will also be available for children in Cambridge Square.
And don’t forget that every Thursday is late night shopping – all your favourite stores will be open until 8pm and park for just £1 after 5pm! Shop in Camberley’s warm undercover shopping centres The Square and The Atrium and visit London Road and the High Street to find lots of quirky and unusual gifts and great places to eat and drink.
Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley. SHBC’s investments have already seen the acquisition of The Square shopping centre, commencing its refurbishment programme within the first year of ownership. Followed by an ambitious set of projects to improve the roads, pavements and street scene. A redundant office building has also been purchased to create 116 high quality town centre apartments, with proposals to re-deliver new commercial space.
Kier Property have been selected by SHBC as development partner for the London Road site. Situated fronting the London Road, opposite the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the 5.5-acre site has the potential to create a mixed-use development and improve the gateway to Camberley.
SHBC has signed a 25-year contract with Places Leisure to design, build and operate a new £22 million leisure centre. The new centre will feature new swimming pools, sport courts, fitness facilities and a café. The new centre is now in construction and is due to open in 2021.
The regeneration work is supported by a comprehensive events programme, grant schemes for independent businesses and cultural and enrichment projects to ensure Camberley is a key destination and experience. In Camberley we are committed to reshaping and enhancing the town centre to support our community and local businesses while high street retail faces challenges nationally. www.camberleybeinspired.com