DROITWICH will be illuminated this Saturday, November 23, when the annual Christmas lights switch-on takes place in the town, writes John Tait.
Festive activities start at 10am and run until 6pm, including a funfair, face-painting, a farmers market, a Christmas Fayre and a performance in the town centre by the Droitwich Salvation Army Band.
Children can see Santa in his grotto at St Richard’s House with donations going to the Droitwich Lions.
Droitwich Rock Choir will be among those performing live in the run up to the switch-on which will take place at Victoria Square at 4.30pm.
Pushing the plunger will be Father Christmas and Coun Bill Moy, the Mayor of Droitwich Spa.
This year the town will have brand new festive lights.
Hot drinks and mince pies will be available at Droitwich Parish Centre Cafe and the Christmas Tree Festival gets under way at St Andrew’s Church next door.
It is the fifth year the event has been running and the trees will remain on display until Christmas.
At 4.50pm Droitwich Community Choir will perform at the church.
The Droitwich Salvation Army Band will also perform from 10am to midday on December 7, 21 and on Christmas Eve.