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Christmas cheer to light up Wellingborough

Published Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Residents are invited to join the Borough Council of Wellingborough to officially countdown to Christmas at the annual light switch-on taking place in Market Square from 2.30pm on Saturday 23 November

This year’s event, which is organised by the Borough Council of Wellingborough, will offer a wide-range of festive celebrations providing fun for all the family, including performances by local community groups throughout the afternoon.

The Mayor of Wellingborough, Cllr Jo Beirne, will be joined by some cast members of The Castle Theatre’s Christmas pantomime, Aladdin, to turn on this year’s Christmas display at around 5:30pm. Special guests will be announced shortly. The light switch-on will be rounded off with a fireworks display.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Martin Griffiths, said: “We are delighted to be delivering the annual Christmas light switch-on once again and we are thrilled that some fantastic local organisations will be joining us this year. I would encourage everyone to come along and celebrate the countdown to Christmas at this fun-filled free to attend event.”

The festive lights, which are new for this year’s celebrations, will be turned on from Monday 21 – Sunday 27 October to commemorate Diwali. The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir on Mill Road, Wellingborough, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with grand Diwali celebrations, on 27 & 28 October 2019. To find out more, visit:

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