Christmas Festival and Light Switch On
Friday 26th November 2021 – 5.45pm to 8pm
This year the Christmas Lights will be switched on by the Mayor Councillor John Porter at 5.45pm in the Memorial Gardens. There will be charity stalls on King Street with a Dickensian theme and entertainment on the street.
The Council invites all shops and business premises to stay open and to join in by wearing costumes of this era.
The pedestrianised area of King Street from below Strutt Street to just above the junction of Campbell Street will be closed to traffic from 10am until 10pm.
From 4pm until 10pm the road closure extends to - King Street from its junction with the A609 (Cheapside/Market Place) to its junction with Strutt Street with no access to Green Lane. Strutt Street just before the Co-op car park entrance to King Street. Campbell Street from it's junction with New Road and King Street from the bottom of the pedestrianised area to the junction with the A6.
Stalls for Charitable Groups at the Christmas Lights Switch On
We are inviting charitable groups to have a stall which we will be providing. A stall canopy will also be provided but you will need a cloth to cover the stall (12' x 4') and a lantern. Stalls can be set up from 4pm and no later than 5.00pm. This year we will be having a Dickensian theme and we ask that you join in and dress up.
It may seem early to think about Christmas but it is advisable for you to reserve your space as soon as possible. Please complete the on-line application form.