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Christmas Lights, Roasted Chestnuts and Late Night Shopping!
Saturday, Nov 26, 2011
Christmas Lights, Roasted Chestnuts and Late Night Shopping!
Christmas lights in Friary Gardens
Christmas festivities officially begin in Richmond on Friday 2nd December with the Christmas lights switch-on and a host of festive treats in the town.

Two students from Richmond School will switch on the Christmas lights in Friary Gardens at 7pm. Daniel Osborne and Sarah Sanderson have been given the honour for their sporting achievements at the school. The gardens will be open from 6pm with entertainment from Fresh Radio and Carol Singers, and hot roasted chestnuts courtesy of Richmond Scouts.

After the lights have been switched on there will be free mince pies and Christmas punch in the Market Hall along with Carol Singers and stalls selling Christmas gifts. There will also be fairground rides in the Market Place to entertain the little ones.

Spokesperson for Richmond Town Council said: “The evenings events will certainly get everyone into the Christmas spirit, there will be something for everyone - young and old!”

The shops in the town, which will be staying open for the event, have all been busy preparing their shop windows for the annual Christmas Window Competition. Representatives from Richmond Meet, the Duck Club and the Richmond Business and Tourism Association will be judging the window displays before the lights are switched on.

Hot soup will also be provided by the Influence Church in the centre of the Market Place under Trinity Church Tower where residents and visitors will be able to join in with the Christmas Carols.

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