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Saturday, 20 September 2014

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Christmas lights switch-on planned for Cockermouth

COCKERMOUTH'S Christmas lights switch-on is due to take place on the town’s Main Street on Sunday.

Allerdale council is offering free parking.

The lights will be switched on 5pm by town mayor Stephen Coates and students Molly Robinson and Jude Lightfoot of All Saints School, Dominic Houareau and Freya Winter of Fairfield Infants School, Ellie Mason and Keenon Ling of Fairfield Juniors School, and Tim Dixon and Naomi Millard of St Joseph’s School.

Entertainment will be started at 2.15pm by MC Billy Bowman and will include Mandy’s Dancing Divas at 2.30pm, juggler Ryan Davies at 3pm and 4.15pm, Mandy’s Dancing Divas senior class at 5.05pm and carols from Cockermouth Mechanics Band at 5.30pm.

There will also be charity stalls and a Santa’s grotto, which will open at 3.45pm.

 

Main Street and the bottom of Station Street to Gallowbarrow will be closed from midday until 6pm.

Meanwhile, Keswick’s Christmas lights will be illuminated tonight.

Celebrations start at 6pm on Main Street and will include singing from pupils from St Herbert’s Primary School and Keswick Community Choir.

The lights will be switched on by BBC weather presenter Paul Mooney at 7pm.

There will be a food fair.with local produce, food demonstrations and tasters from 11am until 8pm.

Parking in Bell Close, Central and Otley Road car parks will be free.

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