Timetable for town’s Christmas extravaganza

Santa arrives in Market Weighton.
Santa arrives in Market Weighton.

The festive season will officially get underway in Market Weighton on Thursday, when the town holds its Christmas Tree Light Switch On event.

Programme of events for the evening:

• 11am - Roundabouts to be put up in front of the Londesborough Hotel

• 3pm - Stalls will be erected on pavement ready to put onto the road

• 4pm - Lights will come on in the town

• 5.15pm - Road closures to be put in place

• 5.45pm - Crowds gathering near tree and Weighton Waytes singing

• 5.55pm - Mayor and guests arrive at tree

• 6pm - Vixen 101 to do countdown to tree being lit

• 6.15pm - Santa starts coming down the town

• 6.15pm - Children from Market Weighton School Choir singing (6.15pm-6.45pm approx.)

• 6.15pm - Starbrite dancers performing outside Lloyds bank area (6.15pm-6.45pm approx.)

• 6.45pm - Mayor and guests to walk round the town

• 7.15pm - Mayor and guests return to Town Hall for small civic reception