Christmas lights are set to sparkle in Bognor

Last year's Christmas lights switch on in Bognor Regis
Last year's Christmas lights switch on in Bognor Regis

PETER Pan, Father Christmas and six confetti cannons will help to make this year’s Christmas lights switch on in Bognor Regis special.

The annual occasion takes place this Saturday in the London Road precinct.

Bognor Regis Town Council has again added some sparkle and colour to the shopping area with illuminated displays above the precinct, High Street, Station Road and London Road.

They will be switched on between 5.30-5.45pm by the cast of Peter Pan at the Regis Centre, Father Christmas and a special guest courtesy of Spirit FM.

The confetti cannons will provide added excitement as the countdown ends. Before then, hours of attractions have been lined up by the council.

Coles’ fairground rides and stalls will be in the precinct all day and Pedal Emporium will start at noon with a cycle-powered bubble machine, disco and Christmas lights.

Kirsten Fitzpatrick, of the town council, said: “There will be choirs and live bands playing on the main stage from 1pm, including the Ultimate Gary Barlow Experience, through until after the lights go on with the harmonies and foot-tapping sounds of Iolar to accompany some late night shopping.”

Spirit FM will be on stage from 4pm.

The town council has also joined with Aldwick Road traders to install seven festive displays along that road.

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