‘DROITWICH Spa looks absolutely glorious’ – that was the view of Mayor Coun Bill Moy after he pushed the plunger to turn on the town’s Christmas lights on Saturday.
Coun Moy was joined by Town Crier Edgar Harwood, Father Christmas and the head girl and boy from Droitwich Spa High School, Katie Bowen and Ben Daniels for the countdown.
The Mayor said: “It was pouring down with rain but people just couldn’t care less – they all stood there and got into the Christmas spirit.
“It was fantastic to see so many turn up and with the new lights added to the ones we had before and the Mayflower 400 boat on St Richard’s House it looks amazing.”
Festive favourites were belted out by a number of performers throughout the day, including the town’s Rock Choir, Westacre Middle School Choir, Droitwich Community Choir and the Salvation Army band.
The @WestacreMiddle school choir took part in the official Droitwich town 'Christmas lights switch on' ceremony today. Visit https://t.co/EwEwWEpK2Z for more videos from their wonderful performance! #proudschool #community pic.twitter.com/JrvIz5tN7z
— Westacre Middle School (@WestacreMiddle) November 23, 2019
Other activities included a Santa’s grotto put on by the Droitwich Lions, a funfair, face-painting, a farmers market and a Christmas Fayre.
Droitwich Christmas Tree Festival launch
The Droitwich Christmas Tree Festival also got under way at the town’s St Andrew’s Church on Saturday and will run throughout the festive season.
At 4.30pm this Sunday, December 1, the church will host an Advent Service featuring music, readings and a short seasonal meditation.
The Droitwich Salvation Army Band will also perform in the town centre from 10am to midday tomorrow , December 21 and Christmas Eve.