Be dazzled at Chatteris Christmas lights event

Christmas lights switch on in Chatteris on Saturday.7 year old Samuel Furness from Glebelands school switched on the lights. Chris Savill, the chairman of Chatteris Christmas Lights held the button.
Christmas lights switch on in Chatteris on Saturday.7 year old Samuel Furness from Glebelands school switched on the lights. Chris Savill, the chairman of Chatteris Christmas Lights held the button.

The finishing touches are being put to the popular Christmas lights switch-on in Chatteris, this year being held on Saturday, December 1.

The switch-on has become one of the main events of the year for Chatteris and this year looks to be no exception.

A child from Kingsfield Primary School will have the honour of turning on the dazzling array of lights in the town centre at 4.30pm.

The band of dedicated volunteers have been working hard and about 3km of cabling has been put up. There are also some new lights for this year, so keep your eyes open and try to spot them.

The town centre will be packed as traders entertain their customers with seasonal cheer and street entertainment, plus fairground rides to keep the crowds happy.

Market Hill will have community stalls as in the previous two years.

The Variante Ensemble will provide a musical accompaniment to the proceedings in Market Hill Gardens.

Santa will be in his grotto at The Old Bakery, with the funds raised going to local good causes, so take your children along to see him and help a charity at the same time.

In St Peter and St Paul’s Parish Church, the annual Christmas Tree Festival is always a very popular attraction, as are their refreshments. Anyone who would like to place a Christmas tree in the church as part of the festival decorations should call Molly Hammerton on 01354-692463.

And Emmanuel Church in East Park Street should be serving hot soup.

Chatteris High Street will be closed to traffic from noon on the Saturday and the fun will start from around 3pm.