Preparations are well underway for BID Camborne’s Christmas Lights Switch-On on Friday 24 November.

Entertainment will begin on the main stage in Commercial Square at 3pm with the rhythmic sounds of the Jumping Out jazz duo. They are followed at 4pm by Camborne Town Band, young people’s dance troupe the TR14ers at 4.30pm, Holman Climax Male Voice Choir at 4.50pm and the Bryher Boys shanty group from 5.15pm.

The annual Children’s Lantern Parade, organised by Camborne Town Council and local schools, will leave St Meriadoc Infant School at 5.45pm and stilt walkers, elves and living statues will entertain the crowds throughout the town.

BID Camborne and local businesses have also arranged and paid for free parking on the day at Trevithick Car Park.

“Camborne has a strong, friendly and very welcoming community, and Christmas is a particularly special time for us,” said BID Manager Anna Pascoe.

“As an annual highlight of the local calendar, Switch-On Day is an opportunity for residents and visitors to come together and celebrate the family spirit that this time of year is all about.

“We’re a proud Cornish town and, to that end, this year’s Christmas in Camborne Window Competition has a ‘Cornish Christmas’ theme. Local people are being invited to judge what I’ve no doubt will be wonderful displays – adding to a very festive town feel that you can’t help but love.

“BID Camborne works hard to put on a spectacular Switch-On each year and I’ve no doubt that our 2023 event will be more enjoyable than ever.”

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