Christmas lights to be switched on in Daventry

Wendy Randall, Ron Fox and Deborah Jewell
Wendy Randall, Ron Fox and Deborah Jewell

Brand new Christmas lights will be switched on at a special ceremony in Daventry town centre on Saturday.

The Daventry Christmas Lights Switch On will kick off from 1.30pm in Bowen Square and the organisers are promising a fun-filled afternoon featuring performances from a number of local groups and bands before the lights are officially turned on by a special guest. The lights will be switched on at around 4.30pm.

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There will be stage performances from Breaking Point, a well known local band featured in The Gusher earlier this year after releasing their new album entitled Independence for free.

Other groups such as Benj & Benji will also be performing, while young people from The Phoenix Centre will be singing a number of songs from their upcoming performance of Snow White.

A comedy magician will be in attendance to impress with some mix and mingle magic while the crowd will also be treated to dance performances from Performers Academy, Scorpion Dance Academy and Academy No. 1.

The festival will also feature a number of crafts stalls, while a number of shops in the town will be showing a little festive spirit with promotions and special events throughout the day.

The event will be used to showcase the new lights purchased by Daventry Town Council at a cost of around £10,000.