Christmas Lights 2017!
This year’s Christmas Lights Switch-on took place on a clear, cold and crisp moonlit night and was even in line with Advent Calendars opening on 1 December. A great start to the festive season.
Plenty of warm cheer was available at the Christmas Market, lots of children received gifts from Father Christmas in his Grotto and there was great entertainment in the build-up to the big Switch-on. Mark Jones did an excellent job as our compere, keeping the crowd entertained and introducing our fabulous acts - St John’s Academy Band, Marlborough Academy of Dance & Drama, Eleanor Williams, Marlborough Community Choir and Phoenix Brass – thank you everyone!
Santa and his reindeer chauffeured the Mayor to the stage just in time to announce Alec Light as our Citizen of the Year before BBC Wiltshire’s Breakfast Show host Ben Prater and two of his children helped with the countdown to the Switch-on at 6.30 pm.
Our thanks go to all those involved – the Christmas Lights Committee, the Rotary Club, Lions Club, Showmen’s Guild, the Community Policing Team, 4th Military Intelligence Battalion, St John’s Ambulance, Reflex Ltd, Wheelers of Westbury, 5 Star Security, volunteer stewards and our staff who all worked hard to make the event such a success. A special acknowledgement goes to our Lead Sponsor, Now! Vauxhall Marlborough as well as to our other supporters - the Forestry Commission, T H White, Marlborough Building Supplies, Awdry Bailey & Douglas, David Owen & Co, Pino's Ristorante, Valentiner Designs and Daniel Claridge.
Enjoy our gallery and have a very happy Christmas!
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