Get set for Attleborough's big switch-on

Attleborough's Christmas Carnival takes place on November 30 and will coincide with the switch-on of the town's lights. The theme this year is Christmas of Yesteryears and the switch-on will be carried out by Anglia TV newsreader Clare Weller and her husband Simon assisted by local celebrities.

Attleborough's Christmas Carnival takes place on November 30 and will coincide with the switch-on of the town's lights.

The theme this year is Christmas of Yesteryears and the switch-on will be carried out by Anglia TV newsreader Clare Weller and her husband Simon assisted by local celebrities.

To add to the theme there will be vintage vehicles, including a double decker bus which organisers hope will take people on a tour of all the town's lights.

The Carnival organisers have asked all homeowners planning to decorate their houses to be ready and lit by 3.45pm on the day.


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There will be a prize for the best decorated house on carnival day as well as plaques for the best decorated shop and stall.

Also planned are craft and charity stalls in the Town Hall, Church Hall and Community Centre; music and song around the town, a Street Fair around the Town Square, Queens Square car park, Church Street and churchyard; carol singing around the tree, a family church service in St Mary's Church; Punch and Judy and the Father Christmas procession accompanied by his helpers and trusty reindeer who arrive through town with his new sleigh and presents at Santa's magical grotto.

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The businesses and stalls around the town enter the spirit by decorating their windows and stalls and fancy dress is encouraged.

Any suggestions and stall bookings please contact John or Gill Hastie on 454350.

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