Source: St Albans Council news release
Around 15,000 people are expected at one of most popular annual events in St Albans – the Christmas Lights Switch-On. A street party will take place in the City Centre from noon until 6pm on Sunday 18 November with St Peter’s Street closed to traffic.
Among the attractions will be live music, a Santa’s grotto, market stalls, a winter wonderland bar, funfair rides and street performers. Most of the family-friendly entertainment will be free with something to suit people of all ages.
The Christmas lights will be switched on around 5pm, as darkness falls and will take place at two locations so that as many people as possible can get close to the action.
Stars of the Alban Arena pantomime, Cinderella, including local comedian Bob Golding, will switch on the lights at the main stage in St Peter’s Street. The Mayor of St Albans, Councillor Rosemary Farmer, will switch them on at the Clock Tower to the accompaniment of festive tunes from local musician Minnie Birch.