Christmas lights with a difference
IF you are looking for a Christmas lights event
with a difference, the Sandwich lights parade and carnival is a
must on Saturday night.
Cllr Paul Carter, one of the
organisers, has promised this year’s festive extravaganza will be
the best yet.
It will be held in and around
six venues in the town centre between 2pm and 8pm, making it a
He said: "Last year was our
biggest event so far and we are building on that
There will be more bands and
musicians before the official lights switch-on at the Guildhall
after the illuminated lantern parade, which starts at
Three outdoor closed-street
venues will get the party going with festive stalls, food vendors
and entertainment plus three indoor locations with even more
variety of food, drinks, crafts, musicians and
Father Christmas will be in
his grotto and it will be open for little ones from early
There will be a fun fair and
families will be tempted by the smells and flavours of a hog
Cllr Carter added: "There
will be a magical mix of two samba bands, many marching bands,
costumed revellers, Christmas cyclists and street
"The Newfoundland dogs will
be in their best attire."
The lights will be switched on at 7pm by Eve Kelly, who
won the honour after taking part in a raffle by the Chamber of
- In the Mercury this week we wrongly reported that
the Christmas lights switch on is on Friday. We apologise for the
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