Switching on the Wellingborough Christmas lights with fireworks, music, dancing, Santa Claus and stars from Jack and the Panto Bean

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Shoppers will be treated to a dazzling illumination of Christmas lights when an annual event returns on Saturday, November 26.

From 2.30pm there will be live entertainment in Market Street, Wellingborough, with performances by local actors.

Anyone who attends the event will have the chance to win family tickets to see Jack and the Beanstalk, as well as the chance to turn on the Christmas lights.

Wellingborough: Turning on the Christmas lights – photo from the library

Cllr Helen Howell, Deputy Leader of North Northamptonshire Council and Executive Member for Sport, Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “Switching on the Christmas lights will bring the community together and definitely bring a festive spirit to the town.

“We can’t wait to see all the fantastic performances from our talented residents and community groups, who will take the stage alongside the stars of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Castle Theatre.

“After a difficult few years for everyone, it’s great that we can all come together and celebrate the official start of Christmas in Wellingborough.”

Singer Odette, Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust and Dynamix Dance Company will be joined by Santa Claus and his sleigh from the Rotary Clubs of Wellingborough and the Wellingborough Carnival Committee.

One lucky winner will then take the stage alongside the stars of Jack and the Beanstalk from the Castle Theatre. The event will end at 5:30 p.m. after a fireworks display.

Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council, added: “I encourage everyone to come and join in the festivities taking place in Wellingborough on Saturday 26th November, it really will be an event for the whole family.”

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