Tuesday, 5 December 2006

Christmas lights ceremony now on Friday

The Mayor of Redcar & Cleveland, Councillor Mary Ovens, will get her Christmas wish granted - and switch on Redcar's festive lights in a rearranged ceremony on Friday, December 8.

Galeforce winds forced organisers to abandon Sunday afternoon's planned programme of entertainment in the build-up to a switch-on.

But now, even though the illuminations have been glowing for shoppers throughout the week, Councillor Ovens and Father Christmas, who moved into his grotto on Monday, will team up for another ceremony.

They will be helped by one of the Talent 2006 competition winners, nine-year-old Nicole Taylor from Coatham Primary School.

Councillor Ovens said: "I was so disappointed the weather ruined all the hard work that had gone into Sunday's ceremony, but I'm delighted we can reorganise another switch-on."

The planned switch-on is now set for 4.30pm on Friday by the Town Clock as Councillor Ovens tours the town to judge its Best Window Display.

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