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Tewkesbury's biggest Christmas Lights event yet

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Author: Thomas Hadfield, Posted: Friday, 25th October 2019, 09:00

Last year’s Christmas Light’s switch on. Photo, Jack Boskett Last year’s Christmas Light’s switch on. Photo, Jack Boskett

There are not many clearer signs that the festive season is almost upon us than the switching on of a town’s Christmas Lights.

In Tewkesbury, the annual Christmas Market and Lights has become a huge event, with a day of activities and events dedicated to the switch on.

“We’ve got a Christmas Market with around 70 stalls, a funfair, real reindeers and more,” said Andrew Turner, Chairman of the Tewkesbury Christmas Lights Committee.

“There’s also going to be music from the Tewkesbury Town Training Band and a Ukulele band, as well as a falconry display and the lights switch on.”

The Christmas lights will be switched on by Father Christmas himself, however new for this year, members of the public will have the chance to help him out.

“This year we have a JustGiving page,” continued Andrew, “and anyone who gives a donation will be entered into a draw to win the chance to turn on the Christmas Lights.”

The festival is organised solely by volunteers like Andrew and requires funds of around £8,000 each year to run.

Fundraising efforts are ongoing throughout the year, and are organised mainly by committee members, along with the support of the local community, businesses and the Town and Borough Councils.

“This year the plan is to extend the Christmas lights from the town centre to Tewkesbury Abbey,” added Andrew.

“There will be lots to do during a fun filled day.”

The Tewkesbury Christmas Market and Lights takes place on Sunday 24th November, with the switch on at 5 o’clock.

For more information visit www.tewkesburychristmaslights.com

To donate and be in the chance with turning on the lights visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tewkesburychristmaslights

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