Panto icon Christopher Biggins will switch on Bromley's Christmas lights on Sunday alongside the year's local hero.

The Christmas market will open for trading, followed by the first performers taking to the stage just after midday, bringing singing and dancing to Market Square.

There will be eleven different performances on the stage from local theatre schools before Hollyoaks star Daisy Wood-Davis, the new star of ‘Beautiful The Carol King Musical’, takes to the stage.

A festive parade will make its way up the High Street to the stage, ending with Christopher Biggins, a local hero nominated by the community and the cast of Churchill Theatre panto Aladdin turning on the lights at.

Frances Forrest, Bromley Improvement District, manager, commented: “Christmas is a great time of year in Bromley and we love bringing Christmas festivities to the town centre.

"We hope everyone has a great day – we can’t wait to see our town looking beautiful lit up for Christmas and we are proud to help make this happen.”

At 2.30pm the MyTimeActive ‘Jingle Bell Jog’ will start in Queensmead Recreation Ground and the fancy-dressed runners will make their way along the 2k course to the High Street, with a prize for the best dressed runner.

The fun will continue at The Churchill Theatre, where free face-painting, storytelling and carol singing will take place in the theatre foyer from 3-6pm.

Rachel Veniard of The Churchill Theatre said: “We are delighted that the cast of our spectacular panto, Aladdin, will be turning on the lights and we can’t wait to help put on a magical day for Bromley visitors and residents.”