Latest plans announced for Holt’s Christmas lights switch on

Holt Town Council has announced its final plans for the town's Christmas lights switch on this year and is appealing for more volunteers to help.

The lights will be switched on with a fireworks display at 6.45pm on November 21, remaining on until January 5, and local celebrity Harry Heathfield will do the honours.

Mr Heathfield, of Holt, carried the Olympic Torch through Cromer on July 4 and he will lead, with Gentleman Jim, the Christmas procession from the Community Centre at 5.30pm.

The evening will be hosted by North Norfolk Radio and will include Fakenham Town Band, Holt Barber Shop Choir, Cromer Pier performers, the Ukelele Troubadours and the Delightful Elves, and the Gresham School Choir.

Razz and Aunty Pearl will perform at the Community Centre at 5.30pm and at 6.15pm, before taking their show around the town.

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New this year is the Polar Express and the Reindeer, on Fish Hill, and a climbing wall. There will also be stalls and locally sourced hot food and drink.

Activities include the free Christmas Baubles Trail where participants can buy bauble badges and test their skills finding 13 baubles around the town. Trail forms can be collected from Budgens or Holt Library and there will be cash prizes.

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Volunteers are also being urged to help with road closures and bucket collections and will be given a fish and chip supper from Albert's Fish Bar for donating their time.

People are invited to buy Christmas merchandise, with proceeds going towards Holt Lights, including Christmas cards (�2.50 per pack of six) and Holt's bauble badges, available from Great to be Green in Chapel Yard and Victoria Goss in Bull Street.

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