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Aylsham is ready to light up

Aylsham is gearing up for its festive lights switch on this Friday.

The fun starts at 5.30pm when a procession will leave leave St Michael’s School and choral group Vocalites will perform in the Market Place. The main event is at 6pm, when the lights will add sparkle to the town centre, followed by a performance at 6.05pm by Sutton School of Dance. Santa will be in Eclipse hair studio from around 6.15pm and the Bure Valley School Choir will be performing in the Market Place at 6.20pm, followed by a second show by Sutton School of Dance. There’s then the chance to hear local band Agent Orange from 7pm.

There will be the Christmas Tree Festival in the church with the Town Band playing and stalls plus refreshments by the WI and a children’s workshop in the Town Hall. There will also be stalls plus the Salvation Army Band in Red Lion Street, plus the shops will be open late. The Market Place will also have fairground rides and stalls.

There’s food in the Market Place including Coxfords barbecue, Broadside Pizza, The Almond Kitchen, Raj from the Farmers Market with Indian food, Whites barbecue, hot chocolate/coffee and the Black Boys and the Unicorn will be open, as will Piggy’s and the Old Tea Rooms.

All timings are approximate.

Santa’s Sleigh appeal is a success

CAS Travel of Aylsham would like to thank everyone who donated generously to this years Santa’s Sleigh Appeal.

The annual appeal, has once again succeeded in collecting lots of toys and gifts for children in need this Christmas.

The toys have been delivered to the Break Charity offices in Sheringham, and will be distributed out later this month to vulnerable children and their families, to hopefully make Christmas that bit more magical.

CAS Travel said “We were overwhelmed with the generosity of everyone who gave a gift.”

Jo Debbie, the Aylsham Branch Manager said: “All the staff at CAS Travel are so grateful for how successful this appeal has been, it’s our third year and we didn’t think it could keep getting better.”

The appeal is made each year to try and put a smile on the faces of local children and families who are supported by Break.