Hinckley’s Christmas tree arrives in the town centre ahead of ‘spectacular’ light switch-on

Vaughan Moore & Mason Moore | 13 November 2023

HINCKLEY’S Christmas tree has arrived today and has been put up in the town centre.

The Christmas tree has gone up (Image: Vaughan Moore)

Town-goers spotted contractors putting the tree up this afternoon in its usual spot – the flowerbed on Market Place, near the HSBC bank branch and Clarence Cafe Bar. They then put the star at the top, and winded the fairy lights around the tree.

It comes after council contractors had put up rows of Christmas lights across shopfronts in The Borough, Castle Street, and Regent Street earlier this month.

Christmas lights on Castle Street (Image: Mason Moore)

As we previously reported, the lights are being switched on in a spectacle of an event by Mayor Coun. Scott Gibbens this Friday evening (17 November), which is expected to attract thousands of visitors, including those from surrounding areas.

Once the lights have been switched on, a fireworks display will be held 15 minutes later from inside of the award-winning Argents Mead Park, near Station Road.

Live music performances, sponsored by town radio station Fosse 107, will see musicians take to the stage at 4pm when the event gets underway. Once the main attractions have finished up, they will continue to sing through to 8pm.

As well as this, visitors can do a spot of late-night shopping in the town and its indoor Britannia Shopping Centre, feel festive at the Christmas market stalls, take their children and families to Santa’s Grotto, and enjoy the rides at the Tin Hat Fair.

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