The final preparations for the Beverley Christmas Lights Switch On event are under-way. The organising team from the Beverley Christmas Lights Group and Beverley Chamber of Trade are looking forward to Friday 30th November, when the town centre will welcome Olympic Gold Medallist – Luke Campbell, a Moshi Monster character and a band of Father Christmas’s helpers.
From 5:30pm there will be a number of mini events happening all over the town, between North Bar and Wednesday Market with the highlight of the evening being the special guest Luke Campbell who will switch on the Christmas tree lights in Wednesday Market on the 30th November at 7pm and fireworks in Saturday Market at 7:45pm.
Luke Campbell’s appearance caps off what has been a huge chapter for Beverley in an Olympic year that has seen both the Olympic and Paralympic flames pass through its historic streets.
Local law firm, QualitySolicitors Lockings are the overall sponsors of this year’s event and their Managing Partner, Richard Allen says:-
“With the Olympics being such a phenomenal part of 2012 we thought it would be a great opportunity for an inspirational personality to turn on the lights and who better than Luke Campbell.”
“As a service provider in the town, it is important for us to work with the local community and we are proud to be sponsoring the event.”
Traders at Wednesday Market are already working together to ensure plenty of hot refreshments and shopping bargains can be had. G Jacks & Sons will be selling soup while the Ranch will be providing hot chocolate and Amanti will be offering free gift-wrapping.
In North Bar Father Christmas will have a band of helpers to guide visitors and Beverley ARLC will also help to marshal the event.
Prue Blake from the Beverley Christmas Lights Group says:
“This year has been a collaborative effort from the Beverley Christmas Lights Group and the Chamber of Trade. We are all working hard to make this year’s switch on the best yet.”
“Traders in the town have made special efforts and it is fantastic that QualitySolicitors Lockings have put in a financial contribution which elevates our town’s ceremony to that which might be expected of a city. We all hope that Beverley citizens turn out whatever the weather to give our Olympic Champion the reception he deserves.”