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Newport Christmas Lights Switch On
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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 26th November.
A procession including Father Christmas will travel from the Guildhall at 5.45pm 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.
Nova FM will be providing live entertainment on The Central Square from 5pm. With Christmas themed entertainment on stage. There will also be street entertainment, including stilt-walking elves, light and fire performers, plus a winter wonderland grotto with dazzling light displays as a backdrop for festive family photographs.
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. www.newportshropshire-tc.gov.uk
Newport is also holding a festive street market of up to 70 stalls of food, drink, crafts and gifts will line St Mary’s Street from 4pm to 9pm on Friday,
Please note while we believe the above details are correct. Please check nearer the date for confirmation.