Lights switch-on: All you need to know

Santa hats on – Christmas is coming to Aylsham!

The town’s switch-on celebrations begin at 4pm this Friday, November 29, and include: games and activities, street food, Christmas tree festival in the parish church, Christmas market in the town hall, craft market in the Black Boys car park, Father Christmas in the Eclipse Hair Studio (34 Red Lion Street from 4.30pm), dancing and singing from local schools, a children’s area in the old Post Office yard, and Pirate Joe and Agent Orange live on stage.

Santa will join the traditional lantern parade from St Michael’s School to Market Place for the 6.30pm switch on which will be performed by Anglia TV weatherman Chris Page and broadcast live to viewers.

Many local businesses will stay open late, offering hospitality to visitors.

Market Place will be closed from 2pm to allow time for setting up. Red Lion Street and Penfold Street will close later in the afternoon, once the school runs are over.

See pictures after the event on our social media and in the next print issue of Just Aylsham.

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