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More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the lights switch-on

Panto and radio stars will switch on city’s Xmas lights

Canterbury’s Christmas lights will be turned on this Friday.

The early evening fun will be hosted by James and Becky from radio’s Heart Breakfast along with cast members of this season’s Marlowe Theatre panto, Cinderella.

Canterbury will see its streets lit up by five miles of Christmas lights, consisting of more than 118,0000 LED bulbs.

The switch-on will coincide with the launch of the Christmas Market in St George’s Street.

More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the event, which is paid for by city centre businesses and organised by Canterbury Connected BID.

Canterbury City Council will be providing park and ride for free from 3pm and buses will run back to sites until 9pm.

After then Stagecoach will provide its usual service back to New Dover Rd and Sturry Rd until around 11pm.

The switch-on party takes place in St George’s Street from 4pm to 6pm on Friday, November 16. The actual switch-on is due to happen between 5.30pm and 6pm.

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