Festive fun to start with lights switch-on

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The prelude to Christmas will get into full swing next weekend when Sudbury and Hadleigh turn on their lights.

In Sudbury, the traditional celebrations will begin on November 29, with the town’s Christmas lights being turned on by mayor Adrian Osborne on Market Hill at 6.30pm. The Salvation Army will be singing carols.

Lynn James, who has helped organise the event for Sudbury Town Council, said there would also be festive-themed craft stalls in North Street and in St Peter’s, along with a Santa’s grotto and children’s rides.

“We hope as many as people as possible come out to enjoy the evening and enter into the spirit of the event,” she said.

In Hadleigh, the big switch-on will be staged in Market Place on December 1 from 3pm to 6pm. Comedian Griff Rhys Jones will turn on the lights at 5.30pm.