Plans for the annual Christmas Lights Switch-on and Shopping Evening are taking shape after a meeting held in the Town Hall. Shopkeepers and businesses are working together to finalise ideas to make this year’s Christmas in Whitchurch one of the best.

Special guests
Highlight is the Light’s Switch-on which this year has two special guests who will join the Mayor at the countdown.

Actors Luke Roberts and Brian Wheeler who are appearing in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Anvil, together with the Town Mayor Cllr Jackie Day will plunge the plunger.

Luke is a presenter on Channel 5 TV programme Hi-5 on and has recently completed a new series of Cbeebies. He is playing the Prince in the pantomime at the Anvil.
Sssh – the website has been informed he is a bit of a heartthrob!
Brian, known for his exploits as an Ewok in Star Wars and a Goblin in Harry Potter has appeared in many films and productions. At the Anvil Brian is playing one of the Snow White’s Seven.

Shops, Music, displays
Shop windows will be featuring Christmas Carols and Songs, music will ring out from the Square and the Silk Mill, and Santa will again be in attendance in his Grotto. The Gill Nethercott Centre will be holding a gift fair with baked potatoes and plenty of cheer, while this year the Silk Mill is inviting a number of local artisans to display their arts and crafts inside the Mill.
Full details on all these exciting activities will be available nearer the date.

The date?

The evening of Thursday 6th December.

Mark it now!

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