Festive lights will come alive in Bungay and Halesworth

Peter Purves and Santa liught up the town centre in Halesworth on Saturday night as the Christmas li

Peter Purves and Santa liught up the town centre in Halesworth on Saturday night as the Christmas lights are switched on in front of a big crowd.Artificial snow brings a festive feel on the first day of winter - Credit: Andy Abbott

Bungay’s Chamber of Trade has organised a superb day’s entertainment for Saturday, November 29, which includes the official switch-on of the town’s lights.

Peter Purves and Santa liught up the town centre in Halesworth on Saturday night as the Christmas li

Peter Purves and Santa liught up the town centre in Halesworth on Saturday night as the Christmas lights are switched on in front of a big crowd.The Salvation Army band leads the paradeEADT 8.12.12 - Credit: Andy Abbott

At 3.45pm, Breckland Brass Band will be presenting a concert in the churchyard of St Mary’s Church.

Between 4.30-4.40pm, the Christmas Star and town lights will be switched on, and from 5.15-6pm Breckland Brass Band will perform a second concert inside the church.

Also on Saturday, November 29, the lights are being switched on at Halesworth.

There will be plenty of attractions and stalls in the town’s Thoroughfare and Market Place from 4.15-8pm. The Southwold and Reydon Corps of Drums will lead the parade and St Mary’s Church will be decorated. Live bands will be playing in the Market Place and there will be an outside bar.


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The following weekend, it is the turn of the residents, shopkeepers and business owners of Loddon to get into the Christmas spirit.

On Friday, December 5, the Victorian Christmas evening sees shop staff dressed up and the whole community comes together to make it special, with visitors given a warm welcome.

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