The Mayor of Wigton has announced that the town’s Christmas lights will be switched on at 5pm on Sunday 28th November.

Discussing Sunday’s plans, David Ferriby said: “We have invested in some new, bright lights for the display this year and hope the residents of Wigton enjoy them.

“The town usually celebrates the switch on with a major event. We close down the main street and showcase live music performances. However, with the continued uncertainty of the pandemic we decided earlier this year to keep the event quite low key. The lights will be turned on at 5pm, when residents will be able to see the new lights for the first time.”

As the switch on has been stripped back, it has allowed the Council to use funds to make sure events that will take place in 2022 will be back to their best.

Mr Ferriby continued: “We have been able to save the money that is usually allocated for events for next year, where we hope to have the Christmas lights switch on return to the event we had before the Covid outbreak.”

“With the Queen celebrating her Platinum Jubilee in 2022, we are also planning on holding a big celebration for Her Majesty.”