Snow is guaranteed at city’s lights switch-on
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