Harleston ready for festivities

Volunteers have been positioning more than 70 Christmas trees in place throughout Harleston.

Volunteers have been positioning more than 70 Christmas trees in place throughout Harleston. - Credit: Archant

Volunteers in Harleston have been out and about on cold, windy November mornings to position more than 70 Christmas trees and strings of lights in place ahead of the town's festive celebrations this weekend.

When hundreds of people flock to the annual switch on of the town's lights the scale of the work undertaken by volunteers to make the decoration a success may not be the first thing that comes to mind.

Chairman of Redenhall with Harleston Town Council, Barry Woods, said: 'They seem to appear as if by magic. It is the commitment of these volunteers who carry out an unsung job, which ensures we continue to have a great atmosphere in town for the festive season.'

Harleston's Christmas Lights Committee and Harleston's Future, supported by the town council, are running a day of festive events on Saturday, November 28 from 10am until 5.30pm.

Throughout the day the town will come alive with a street market, music, church bazaar, street entertainment, food and a craft market all accompanied by a visit from Father Christmas and his elves and sprites in a special grotto.

The day will be crowned with the lights switch-on at 4.30pm in the Market Place.