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Haverhill late night Christmas lights switch on

Haverhill late night Christmas lights switch on

Haverhill Town Council’s Family Christmas Night will be staged on Friday. The finale will be the free grand fireworks display (with a 2013 hits megamix soundtrack) on the Recreation Ground at 8pm but the fun starts from 5pm.

There will be late night shopping, a craft fair at the arts centre, fairground rides, charity stalls and street entertainment including Anton’s amazing glow ball juggling show, the giant Oinga Boinga girls and the Trundlehonk one-man-band.

At 6.30pm the town’s new Christmas tree lights will be switched-on by Snow White from the Arts Centre panto. Westfield School Choir will be providing a Christmassy accompaniment and the Christmas lights on the Market Square, as designed by Haverhill primary school children, will be unveiled.

Nick Keeble, arts and leisure manager for the Arts Centre said: “This year we have put our efforts into improving the lights in the Market Square. For me the highlight (pun intended!) will be the decorations designed by children from each of Haverhill’s primary schools. What better way is there for Haverhill to have a unique Christmas lights display? No other town in the country will have what we have.”

Snow White AKA Katie Bass said: “I’m really excited to be turning on the Christmas tree lights for Haverhill this year. I’d love as many children as possible to come along.”

On the night some road closures will be in place: the High Street, Camps Road (Peas Hill) and Swan Lane will be closed from 2pm to 11pm, Queen Street from 10am to 11pm and Camps Road, Chauntry Road and Mill Road between 7pm – 9.00pm. and Recreation Road will be closed from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

 

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