Chapel St Leonards Christmas switch-on details revealed

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Chapel St Leonards Parish Council will be switching on the Christmas lights on Friday, December 6.

The parish council is promising “the community’s biggest and best switch-on to date”.

The festivities will take place in the centre of the village next to the village freen, and will start at 5pm with singers leading the community in traditional carols. Pupils from Chapel St Leonards primary school will join in from 5.30pm.

The Parish Council has also managed to secure the services of Father Christmas, who will arrive at 5.45 m and will be distributing presents to all of the girls and boys who are there.

For the grown ups, the presence of various stalls will be an added attraction, including a barbecue, mulled wine and mince pies.

And between 6pm and 7pm, the ever popular Alford Silver Band will be entertaining the crowd with a selection of Christmas songs, as well as providing the backing for the community to sing carols together.

The lights on the Christmas tree and around the village green will be switched on 6.30pm, by the vicar of Chapel St Leonards and Hogsthorpe, Revd Father Terry Bardell.

“This promises to be the biggest and best switch on of the lights in Chapel St Leonards since we first started in 2004,” said parish council chairman, Councillor Patrick Naughton.

“The council has made a lot of progress in the last 12 months in making Chapel St Leonards a better place to live or to visit, and we wanted to give our community a good start to the Christmas run up.

“A number of councillors have put a lot of time and effort into making sure that this is a success. There will be something for everybody, and all who can join us will be most welcome and are guaranteed a good time.”