Santa to arrive at the March Christmas lights switch-on in his sleigh, led by the Town Crier

A REPRESENTATIVE from the Make a Wish Foundation will turn on this year’s Christmas lights in March, as thousands of lights sparkle across the town centre to kick off the festive season.

The switch on will also be accompanied by a fun fair in Broad Street, and a colourful display on narrow boats along the Old River Nene, by members of the Middle Level Watermen’s Club.

The main attraction of the event on Friday November 30 will be the arrival of Santa on his sleigh. Led by Town Crier Bernard Keane, Santa is due to leave the Oliver Cromwell Hotel shortly before 7pm, with his elves and the Mayor of March, Councillor Jan French.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Monkey’s Uncle on the main stage in the market square, and by March Brass 2000 outside the Co-op in High Street.

After the switching on of the lights, Santa will meet children in his grotto.

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March Town Council will spend �17,500 on this year’s festivities, and shops in the town will join in the festive fun by taking part in a Christmas window competition.

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