THERE is double the fun for everyone in Kenilworth this Christmas.
The town’s residents are spoilt for choice with two light switch-on events ushering in the start of the festive season.
Kenilworth’s High Street will be starting their celebrations on Friday (November 25) at 5pm with a range of food and drink stalls, local high street businesses and community groups plus music from a choir and children’s entertainment.
The lights will be switched on at 6pm by Kenilworth Mayor, Coun Samantha Louden-Cooke, and the event finishes at 8pm.
While fun for all the family is also available on Warwick Road on Sunday (November 27). The event gets underway at 1pm with a Christmas market and fun fair.
The arrival of Santa on his sleigh at 4pm at Abbey End marks the start of the entertainment and performances on stage, with a choir, local artists and a special panto performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Talisman Theatre.
The lights will be switched on at 6pm, again by the mayor, along with Sir Jeremy Wright MP and Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Lewis Williams. The event finishes at 7pm.
Coun Liam Bartlett, Warwick District Council’s arts and economy spokesman, said: “We’re looking forward to celebrating the start of the festive season in Kenilworth. With two different but equally exciting events, there’s plenty of choice for everyone.
“As we know, our support for local businesses is more important than ever so when you’re visiting the town this Christmas, remember to shop and support local.”
Kenilworth Mayor Coun Samantha Louden-Cooke added: “I’m so excited that Kenilworth is able to have its two light switch on events this year. November 25 and 27 is when the festive season will properly start for me and I’m excited to switch the lights on. Thank you to everyone involved behind the scenes, this wouldn’t be possible without you. I can’t wait to see the town come together and enjoy these two events.”