As Todmorden gets back to normal, Todmorden Town Council is taking the opportunity to hold again, the annual festive lights switch on event on Saturday 20th November at 5pm

 This will be preceded by Children’s fairground rides starting at 11am , Punch and Judy shows at 1.30pm,2.30pm and 3.30pm , including as well  some magic and balloon modelling . From 4.30pm onwards until the switch on at around 5pm, all are welcome to join in with some carol singing accompanied by a brass ensemble.

Eight children will be helping the Mayor, Cllr Pat Taylor, to switch on the lights for the christmas tree in the Peace Garden area next to the Town Hall . In addition to all the other lights, that will already be on in Todmorden, Portsmouth, Cornholme, Eastwood and Walsden, there are eight new children’s displays being put up on the Market Hall wall adjacent to Bramsche square, designed by the eight children who the Mayor is inviting to switch them on with her.

The Mayor Cllr Pat Taylor said “This is  just great that we can hold an event such as this again and help support the town and its retailers and of course our fantastic market. By subsidising the fairground rides to £1 a go and providing some entertainment for children, and I expect some adults as well!  I hope that parents and children alike will enjoy the  day and support Todmorden in this way.

 I have recently had the pleasure of visiting all of the children’s display competition winners at their schools, to let them know who won, and whose design was turned into a real-life display. These are so good and will, I am sure, be very well received.

As we move forward, even though the event is outdoors, we would encourage face masks to be worn wherever our residents feel they wish to.”

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