Chatteris Christmas Lights to celebrate 30 years with sparkling switch-on event

Chatteris Christmas Lights Switch on. Picture: Steve Williams.

Chatteris Christmas Lights Switch on. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Chatteris will celebrate 30 years of its Christmas Lights later this month with a special sparkling switch-on event to mark the anniversary.

The town will be lit up for all to see on Saturday November 28 thanks to hours of hard work from the volunteer-run Lights Committee.

Established in 1985, Chatteris Christmas Lights are recognised as one of the best displays in the area and the scheme is acknowledged as an annual diary date for people from miles around.

Attracting hundreds of people including Chatteris residents and their friends and family, the switch-on remains a highly anticipated fixture of the festival season.

From the end of November onwards the lights will be switched on daily from 3pm until midnight.

“The lights have been a great success story from the outset, and with well deserved support from the community, will continue to be so,” say the organisers.

“Volunteers, donors and fundraisers are always needed”, they added.

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The streets will be lined with traders to help get everybody into the festive spirit and Santa will be in his grotto ready to meet and greet youngsters as well as funfair rides and refreshments.

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