Leigh Lights 2018
Once again the ‘elves’ at Leigh Town Council have been working to bring you ‘Leigh Lights’ on Friday 30th November. The festivities will begin from 5 p.m. and the Town will be lit up as visitors arrive.
The Yuletide Parade, featuring joyful fundraisers will start from Kings Road at 6.30 p.m., travelling along Leigh Road, Broadway and finishing in Broadway West around 7.30p.m.
Crowds will be entertained by a selection of wonderful local choirs and musical groups throughout the town. Leigh shops and businesses will be organising their own entertainment as well.
**New for 2018! Look out for Elsa's grotto, more street entertainment and snow!**
Our parade programme which will feature a map, parade entries, timetables and special offers from traders to add to the nights enjoyment.
The programme will be available in November from the Community Centre and participating traders.
For children’s pre-event fun, stop by Leigh Community Centre from 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. where you can enjoy a puppet show and visit our NEW ELSA'S GROTTO!
Thanks to Leigh Round Table you can also have your picture taken on Santa’s sleigh and they will also be selling reasonably priced glow-sticks. This is the perfect opportunity for younger children to enjoy the event, whilst avoiding the crowds and cold weather outside!
If you are a vehicle owner, then the advice is to stay clear of the area from 5pm as the Broadway and Broadway West will be closed. Parking restrictions will be in place from 4.30 pm around town (3.30 pm in Elm Road) and there will be no traffic movement in Leigh Road from 6.15pm.
The Leigh Lights will kick off the Council’s Yuletide Season which continues with a Christmas Craft Fayre on Saturday 1st December (also featuring Elsa's grotto), Carols on Strand Wharf on Saturday 8thDecember and Christmas Farmers Market on Saturday 22nd December. An exciting time for Leigh residents and traders!
*Please note that there is no official switch on as we were advised by the Police some years ago that this creates too many pinch points in the town and it was unsafe. The Town will be lit up as visitors arrive.*
Also check out other Festivals in Southend-on-Sea.
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