Christmas lights switch-on in Letchworth GC

TODAY (Friday) is the official Christmas lights switch-on in Letchworth GC. There will be all the usual ingredients, plus a fireworks display from the roof of a nearby office building at the moment the lights go on. Local band Pink Champagne will be playi

TODAY (Friday) is the official Christmas lights switch-on in Letchworth GC.

There will be all the usual ingredients, plus a fireworks display from the roof of a nearby office building at the moment the lights go on.

Local band Pink Champagne will be playing live on stage in Leys Square from 5pm, with assistance from compere Gareth Jones.

A horse-drawn carriage will deliver Santa to the switch-on site in Leys Avenue at 6.15pm, ready for the switch-on at 6.30pm. He will be accompanied by cast members from local panto group, SPADS, in costume for this year's show, Jack and the Beanstalk.


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New for 2009 will be a team from the Wembley and Watford Eclipse Majorettes troupe, shaking their pompoms and twirling their batons.

Leys Avenue will be closed to traffic from noon to enable fairground rides to be brought in as an added attraction for this family event. The event will close at 8pm, and the road re-opens to traffic at 10pm.

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