This will split the readership I’m sure, but Brighton’s Christmas lights are to be switched on tonight in a celebration that marks the start of Christmas cheer for many, and the start of Bah-Humbug-season for others.
From 17.15 Brighton city centre will burst into festive spirit with a FREE party in East Street. The event, organised by Brilliant Brighton is in association with 107.2 Juice FM and Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice, while the Christmas lights are being sponsored by Southern Water.
With a whole host of entertainment, from carol singers to Gogglebox stars, there’s sure to be something for everyone at this event, and is sure to excite Brighton’s youngsters as that Christmas morning moment moves a little bit closer and becomes that bit more real.
Christmas 2017’s lights will see the return of favourites from last year – including Ding Dong, #Fairy and Love, along with playful twinkling tidings in North Laine and a gorgeous golden canopy of lights in The Lanes, plus the addition of Ho Ho Ho, voted for on by the public, in September.
“We’re really excited for this year’s Christmas lights switch- on event,” Gavin Stewart CEO ofBrilliant Brighton, an organisation formed of 517 businesses who put on the switch-on event and collectively pay the £75,000 per year fee to ensure the city is lit up at Christmas, says.
“We are delighted that Southern Water has sponsored the Christmas lights this year, helping us put on a truly splendid display for locals and visitors to the city to enjoy.”
“We can’t wait to unveil the new Christmas light, Ho Ho Ho, voted on by the public too, so come down and join us!”