Christmas Illuminations

Town centre

24 Nov 18<>

Switch on of Christmas Illuminations


It is with great regret that The Council have had to take the decision to scale down and relocate the entertainment for tomorrow’s Switch-on Event. The weather forecast is terrible with there being a very high chance of rain for the entire day.

The entertainers and Santa’s Grotto will be relocated to the railway station concourse. Luckily there are no trains tomorrow so there will be plenty of space and everyone can stay dry.

 Unfortunately, the horse and carriage and the parade with the children from the lantern making activity at the Theatre, has had to be abandoned. The lantern making will continue as a “Make and Take” in the theatre. There will also be no fairground rides in London Road/High Street due to the weather.

 With regard to the actual Switch-on of the lights, if there is a break in the weather around 5-5.30pm, a few of the panto stars will be able to come out and turn the lights on but if not, then sadly they will simply be turned on.

Railway Station (change of location due to bad weather)
Santas Grotto - 2pm - 6pm
Malcolm the Magician - 3pm - 4pm
Winter Fairy Winter Fairy Contact Juggler 2.30, 4.00 & 5.00
Glow Acts & Stilt Walkers
Throughout the afternoon from 2 - 6


Willow Lantern Workshop
2 - 5 in the Alexandra Theatre


Watch this space for further details or see the Town Council  events Facebook page HERE!

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