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Christmas Lights


A street scene. An evergreen tree is on the right, in the foreground. Beneath a blue sky and behind the tree there is an imposing building.Marlborough's Christmas lights are on but without the usual switch-on event.

On Friday 20 November 2020 we should have been enjoying the town's annual Christmas market and switch-on event with all the usual street entertainment.

The national restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 put paid to our plans but that didn't stop our wonderful collaborators who were determined to bring some Christmas sparkle to a difficult year.

On Wednesday with a lot of help from T H White an 8m tree arrived and was put in place at The Green.  We shared the moment live on Facebook - click Christmas tree to watch it (you don't need a Facebook account to see it).  Many thanks to Charles and all involved at T H White who helped our grounds team get the biggest tree yet in place ready for the lights switch-on.

Friday turned out to be a cold, drizzly day.  Instead of coming together in the High Street, we were able to stay warm and cosy at home to watch an online version of the usual event - again shown on our Facebook feed together with a live broadcast of the moment the lights went on.  You can watch them all by clicking the links below:

A Christmas message from our Mayor

Marlborough Academy of Dance & Drama

Live - the lights switch-on

A priority message from the North Pole

The final touch came on Monday, 23 November with the Rotary Club's Christmas tree going up in the High Street.  So as soon as national restrictions allow there's now a festive feel through the town for Christmas shoppers and our fabulous businesses will be ready to welcome you.

A round of applause to everyone who gave up their time and had some fun putting together our online Christmas Event: our Mayor, Cheryl Heuston and the wonderful Marlborough Academy of Dance & Drama performers, Father Christmas, Luke Jackson, Gerry Hooper and all at Marlborough and District Rotary Club.

Also a big thank you to Charles S. Winchcombe & Son Independent Family Funeral Directors, Henry George, Marlborough Chiropractic Clinic, Pino's, SLCA of Marlborough and Matts 1 and 2 (the Christmas crew) at Wheelers of Westbury for lighting up the town.



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