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Christmas festivities start in Newtown

 
Created on 25/11/2016 @ 09:30
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Christmas begins in Newtown today (Friday) with the official switch on of the town’s Christmas lights and a festive festival.

With electrical work undertaken on the lights system, the town council has assured they will come on when Father Christmas presses the button, unlike last year when they failed to come on straight away,

The evening events will include a Christmas procession, music, carol signing and entertainment, as well as produce stalls and others in High Street, charity stalls in Bear Lanes and other activities.

Father Christmas will switch the lights on with Newtown’s Carnival Queen at 7pm, although the evening’s events will begin at 5pm on a stage in High Street with performances from Maesyrhandir Primary School Band, NYP Theatre Group and Adiict Dance.

A Christmas procession, led by Father Christmas, will start at 6.30pm from the Town Hall Gates, heading along Back Lane and into Broad Street. Newtown Silver Band will accompany carol singing around the Christmas Tree at The Cross before the lights are switched on from the Bear Lanes Shopping Centre balcony in Broad Street.

The evening's entertainment will continue in High Street until 9pm with The Smile and a special Fireshow from ZU Aerial. The host for the evening will be DJ Tony Rowley.

For more information and stall booking forms, contact Zak Howard at Newtown Town Council on 01686 625544 or email zak.howard@newtown.org.uk

Santa's Grotto will be in Glanhafren Hall from 11am to 2pm on Saturdays 26th November, 10th and 17th December.


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