A MUCH-LOVED Evesham charity which suffered a callous act of vandalism will be the guests of honour at The Valley’s Christmas lights switch-on.
Vandals caused extensive damage to temporary buildings used by Working World in a raid last month but users will be lighting up The Valley to mark the countdown to Christmas.
Headlining the event are popular three-piece pop-band Chasing Deer, Coventry-based The Fabularuim – bringing their interactive and unique outdoor children’s performance – as well as Valerian Entertainment, who are guaranteed to thrill the crowds with their world-class LED stilt-walking and robot show.
Phil Maclean, marketing manager at The Valley, said: “This is our favourite time of year. Our Christmas display is going to look fantastic and we can’t wait to launch the festivities.
“There will be something for everyone and the atmosphere is amazing every year as we all come together to create such a fun evening.”
Not only does the event officially launch the festive season at The Valley, but also the first late night shopping evening with shops open until 8pm, with further late night openings on December 13 and 20.
The light switch-on kicks off at 5.30pm until 8pm on Thursday, November 29.
Visit www.thevalleyshopping.co.uk/events for more.
THE DETAILS of this year’s Christmas lights switch-on in Evesham have been revealed by the Town Council.
Festivities will begin tomorrow (Saturday) from midday, with entertainment on offer for all the family.
Then from 3pm Father Christmas and his reindeer will be visiting Evesham where he will parade up Bridge Street and into Market Place.
The countdown to the Christmas lights switch-on will begin at 5.30pm. A fireworks display will follow the switch-on and there is free parking in the town from 2pm.