Swaffham gears up for Christmas lights switch-on

Swaffham's Christmas lights switch-on ANL-141012-190329001
Swaffham's Christmas lights switch-on ANL-141012-190329001
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Town council officials have announced details of the plans for Swaffham’s Christmas lights switch-on later this month.

The big day is Sunday, November 22, when the switch will be flicked in the town centre at 4.30pm.

Ahead of that, the Market Place will be full of stalls offering a host of festive items, while many surrounding shops will also be open.

Music will be provided by the Fakenham Town Band and other local schools and choirs, while characters from the smash hit film Frozen will also be entertaining the children.

And Father Christmas will take up residence in his grotto in the Assembly Rooms at 2pm.

Town mayor Anne Thorp said: “I always look forward to our switch on event in Swaffham as it brings the town together at the start of the festive season.

“All the smiling faces of the children, after going to see Father Christmas, make me proud to be mayor of this special town.”

Town clerk Richard Bishop added: “This is the time of year when we appreciate the efforts of our fantastic volunteers in Swaffham.

“The Christmas lights always instil a feel good factor which is reflected in the way our townsfolk turnout year after year, to support and be part of the occasion.”

Free parking will be available in the Theatre Street and Station Street car parks throughout the day.

Visitors are also advised that Lynn Street will be partly closed on the western side of the Market Place from 6am on the day.