Christmas light switch on date announced for Welwyn Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 11:29 12 October 2016 | UPDATED: 17:43 13 October 2016

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The dates that Christmas lights are going to be switched on in Welwyn Hatfield have been announced by the borough council.

Welwyn Garden City’s lights will be lit on Thursday, November 17 from 3pm to 6.30pm and Hatfield’s will follow on Saturday, November 19 from 1pm to 5pm.

There will be lots of other activities happening in both towns for families and people of all ages, including festive food, drink and fun fair rides.

Councillor Bernard Sarson, executive member for business, partnerships and public health, said: “The turning on of the Christmas lights is always a great event in Welwyn Hatfield and sees hundreds of people come to the town centres and get into the Christmas spirit.

“These are great events for the whole family and for many people they mark the start of the festive period.”

Further details, including which famous faces will be turning on the lights, will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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