Snow is guar­an­teed at city’s lights switch-on

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Heartbreaking Statement -

Con­trac­tors have started to in­stall the city cen­tre’s Christ­mas lights in readi­ness for the tra­di­tional switch-on fes­tiv­i­ties next Thurs­day.

The il­lu­mi­na­tions will sparkle into life with the help of the Lord Mayor of Can­ter­bury, Cllr Rose­mary Doyle, and the cast of this year’s Mar­lowe panto, Peter Pan.

The fes­tiv­i­ties start at 5pm with en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing live mu­sic and a snow ma­chine.

The lights will go on at about 6.45pm, in­clud­ing on the 25ft Christ­mas tree in Long­mar­ket.

The event is be­ing organised by the Can­ter­bury Con­nected Busi­ness Im­prove­ment Dis­trict, known as BID, which bought the £70,000 lights and sup­port ser­vices with money from the levy it charges busi­nesses.

They are a com­bi­na­tion of bright and soft white lights to fit in with the his­toric set­ting.

The even­ing will also mark the start of late-night shop­ping on Thurs­days in the city cen­tre.

For more on Christ­mas in Can­ter­bury see our spe­cial fes­tive pull-out.

Can­ter­bury Christ­mas lights will be switched on next Thurs­day

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