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Newport Christmas Lights Switch On

Newport Christmas Lights Switch On

24 November 2023 - Newport Shropshire

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Join in the excitement of the countdown to Christmas, when Newport gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decorative lights throughout the town. Friday 24th November.

A procession including Father Christmas will travel from the Guildhall at 5.30pm to St Nicholas Church arriving at about 6pm. The switch on of the lights will take place around 6pm and will be switched on by the overall Christmas Card Competition winner. This will be followed by a festive sing-a-long in the church accompanied by the Salvation Army.

Live entertainment on at Central Square from 5pm. With Christmas themed entertainment on stage. There will also be street entertainment, see below for detail.

The Rotary Club of Newport in association with Newport Town Council and The Newport Advertiser, run the initiative to give local people the opportunity to remember a loved one, while at the same time raising money for Charity. The Tree of Light will be placed in St Nicholas’s Churchyard.  Members of the public are invited to donate a minimum of £5.00 to sponsor a white light. In return the names of loved ones they wish to remember will be printed in a December edition of the Newport Advertiser and a Memorial Book will be displayed in the town Library early in the New Year. If you wish to take part forms are available from The Guildhall and on Newport Town Council Website.

The parade leaves the Guildhall at around 5.50pm.

Nova FM are not compering this year. We have more or less back-to-back entertainment and two sound engineers as part of the stage crew, who will play Christmas music in between acts.

The entertainment on stage will start at 5pm and end at 8pm. Programme as follows…

5.00pm – Newport Junior School Choir

5.20pm – Newport Male Voice Choir

5.50 – 6.25pm – NOVA Panto & Aladin

6.00pm – Lights Switch-On with Santa, Mayor & Competition Winner

6.30pm – Urban Outsteppers

7:00pm – Newport Girls High Choir

7:30pm – Newport Musical Theatre Academy

8.00pm – entertainment ends

Several funfair rides will fill Lower Bar, and The Hub off St Mary's Street will be open until 8pm, serving festive refreshments and children's craft activities.

Road closed from 3pm to 9pm – High Street, from Lower Bar to Wellington Road junction, New Street, top end of Stafford Street.

Clarkes Solicitors In the High Street will have their usual table display of mulled wine, mince pies and Hot Chocolate.

Pretty Puds - will be outside their shop serving Jumbo hot dogs & steakhouse burgers πŸ”πŸŒ­πŸ”πŸŒ­ plus all the lovely puds.

BOD, Newport will be serving a choice of pork or Turkey baps with all the trimmings from 5pm to 8.30pm. Plus mulled wine, hot drinks and live entertainment.

Immi's Cakes and Bakes will be open late for the lights switch on.

Bobby's Bistro are open until 8 pm serving chilli& nachos ,  jacket potatoes and hot beef festive wraps β˜•οΈπŸ½οΈπŸ₯°πŸΆπŸ§

Join Fiveways Insurance on the High Street for Mould wine and mince pies a plenty πŸ₯§πŸ·.  

The Barley are serving mulled wine from 4pm to 8pm

Vine & Malt - selling Samosas in St Mary's St

This year's event is sponsored by the Henshalls Group

Please note while we believe the above details are correct. Please check nearer the date for confirmation.

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