Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 26 November 2021
BARWELL’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS are set to be switched on tomorrow night (Saturday, 27 November), as a part of a ‘festive extravaganza’ which will be held in the village.
Festivities will start at 5pm in the village centre, with Santa’s Grotto, carols, naughty elves, fair rides, music, food and drink, and a best-dressed window competition.
Villagers will be able to sing carols around the Christmas Tree, enjoy sets from a live
DJ and much more – and the entertainment will run through to 8pm in the evening.
The lights will be switched on an hour and a half later, at 6.30pm, by Hinckley and Bosworth Mayor, Coun. Ted Hollick.
No stalls will be held this year, though, like in past times, due to a lack of space.
Council Vice Chair Councillor, Mathew Hulbert, who Chairs the authority’s Events Committee, said: “With us not being able to hold this event last year, due to the pandemic, we’re even more excited to for it this year and to bring some festive cheer in what remain challenging times”.
Councillor Hulbert further added: “There’s going to be a range of entertainment, including music from the Ibstock Brick Brass Band and Churches Together singing carols around the Christmas tree.
“We hope local businesses will stay open and benefit from what should be a special occasion.”