Friday is Christmas Lights day – here’s what you need to know
Marlborough will bask in the glow of its Christmas illuminations from Friday evening (November 20), heralding the start of the festive season in the town.
But the celebrations start way before nightfall, with a Christmas Market in the middle of High Street from 10am.
Parking will be suspended in High Street from 1pm, and the road will be closed to traffic from 3pm.
At 4pm, Santa’s sleigh will arrive at the Town Hall, and Father Christmas will make his way to his grotto to meet the town’s children.
Entertainment on the stage starts at 5pm with St John’s Band. Marlborough Academy of Dance and Drama will perform from 5.35pm, and Marlborough Community Choir will be singing from 6pm.
At six, the Mayor and Father Christmas will leave the Town Hall in their sleigh for the short trip to the stage.
At 6.50pm the Mayor will announce the recipient of the coveted Citizen of the Year Award, and the winner – along with the mayor – will flick the switch at 7pm, following the traditional countdown.
At 7.10pm Phoenix Brass Band will bring more musical entertainment to the High Street.
The event finishes at 8pm, and the road reopens at 9pm.
- And there's free parking all day in all Pay & Display carparks, and in High Street until 1pm, when parking is suspended.