Whitnash Christmas lights set for switch-on

Whitnash mayor Cllr Judy Falp will switch on the lights at 6pm.

Whitnash mayor Cllr Judy Falp will switch on the lights at 6pm.

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Whitnash streets will be illuminated by Christmas lights for the first time this festive season on Sunday.

The switch-on event will take place at the Plough and Harrow pub from 4pm and, as ever, will be organised by volunteers from Whitnash Town Council, their families and friends.

Popular rockabilly songs will be performed by The Intruders while The Shots will entertain the crowd with a range of alternative music in their very own inimitable style.

Three dance acts - Ignite Youth Dance, Fit2Dance and Suruj Bhangra from In2Cultures - will also feature while master magician and entertainer John Gordon will perform magic to the crowd.

Father Christmas will also take time out of his busy schedule to pay a visit.

The sideshows will include fairground rides and attractions, bouncy castles and a selection of stalls for organisations and charities including a bottle and chocolate tombola and raffle stall.

Any contributions to the raffle or tombola would be gratefully received.

The lights will be switched on at 6pm by Father Christmas, Whitnash mayor Cllr Judy Falp and a representative from the event’s main sponsor Co-operative Energy.

The event will be compered by Christmas lights committee chairman and entertainer town councillor Simon Button, who has thanked Co-operative Energy for the sponsorship, an array of companies and individuals for the financial support, the Plough and Harrow team for their assistance and volunteers for their help.

He added: “Without this generosity we couldn’t put on this popular event.”