Plans set for Christmas lights switch-on in Buckingham

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Buckingham Christmas Lights Switch On will take place on Thursday 23rd November with many fun activities on offer, according to The Bucks Herald.

The event will kicks off at 4pm with stilt walkers to meet, a Christmassy Market, free crafts at the Chantry Chapel, festive stilt walkers, small children’s fairground rides, Bucks Radio Bear meet and greet and a traditional appearance from the Buckingham Table’s Santa Van.

Taking to the stage will be Buckingham Stagecoach Buckingham who will perform a Christmas showcase with songs from Nativity the Musical, the Greatest Showman and White Christmas, dramatic scenes and soloists.

The Great Horwood Silver Band will perform a mix of old and new Christmas carols and songs with song sheets on hand for anyone who would like to join in. Finally, The Buckingham School will take to the stage to perform pieces from their upcoming musical Frozen.

The Christmas Lights will be turned on at 5.30pm by the Mayor of Buckingham, Cllr Anja Schaefer, and the winners of the 2023 Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition: George, Yukthi, Martha and Millie. The ancient Cattle Pens will be lined with festoon lighting and stalls, run by local charities including Alec’s Angels and traders who will be selling a wide variety of handmade items from jewellery, to preserves, fudge, soaps, homeware, etched glassware, festive gifts and so much more.

Local businesses will be offering hot food and refreshments to tantalise your taste buds. We will be joined by The Grand Junction who will be selling burgers, hotdogs, as well as a vegan option, and a selection of boozy hot drinks. The Kings Head will be offering traditional mulled wine and hot chocolates.

New for 2023, is the introduction of a quiet zone, a great space for a pit stop, which will be located in the cattle pens area and offer sensory toys and mindful activities for anyone that needs a small break during the proceedings.

Image source: The Bucks Herald






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