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Beckenham: It’s a Wonderful Life screening, Bromley Hall at Langley Park School for Biys, December 12

Bromley Hall at Langley Park School for Boys will be screening all-time Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life.

There will be a licensed bar from 6.45pm along with complimentary local food tasting from Holwood Farm Shop, Downe.

Children under 16 years old are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets cost £5. Doors open at 6.40pm and the film start at 7.30pm. For more information, visit

Bluewater: Coca-Cola truck, December 11, 1pm until 9pm

The iconic Coca-Cola truck will be making a pit-stop this Tuesday at Bluewater.

Take the opportunity to see the magical vehicle in real life and have photos taken. Take part in festive celebrations as the shopping centre transforms into a snowy winter scene outside Marks & Spencer.

The truck will be accompanied by the Coca-Cola Choir singing seasonal carols and Santa’s little helpers servingsoft drinks. Visit

Sidcup: Reindeer at Ruxley Manor

Make your Christmas more magical this December and visit the reindeer at Ruxley Manor Garden Centre.

Although the heard of five reindeer are permanent residents you can meet new addition, Blossom, and friends until 2pm on Christmas Eve.

There are also other Christmas attractions, such as ice-skating, available as part of the festive magic. For full information visit or call 0208 300 0084.

News Shopper: Reindeer at Ruxley Manor

Greenwich: Festive Tea Dance at Greenwich Dance, December 15, 2-4.30pm

The stunning 1930s art deco Borough Hall will be transformed as the popular afternoon tea dance gets festive this Saturday.

This lovely Christmas event invites you to Indulge in mince pies and a little sherry as The Cosmopolitans will perform live music. Ballroom, Latin, jive and sequence dancing are just some of the styles featured.

Tickets are £8/£6 concessions. There’s no need to book in advance, just turn up! Go to for more information.

Dartford: Aladdin, The Orchard, until January 6

Talented locals from The Liz Burville Performing Arts Centre, based in Bexley, will perform in this year’s 3D pantomime at The Orchard.

News Shopper: Performers from The Liz Burville Performing Arts Centre are performing in Aladdin at The Orchard in Dartford

Aladdin will see the dancers who, are all aged between six and 11 years old, take to the stage in two different teams to entertain the audience.

The 16 ‘diamonds’ and ‘pearls’ will perform their exciting routines alongside TV star Steve McFadden.

Tickets range between £19.50 and £27.50, plus a per ticket booking fee. There are special offers available for concessions, groups and school group bookings. For more information or to book tickets visit or call the ticket office on 01322 220000.

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