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Things got festive last night (Saturday) with the switch on of the Newbury Christmas lights.

The Newbury BID (Business Improvement District) put together a non-stop show from 10am to 9pm with thousands of people popping down to get in on the festive cheer.

Santa’s grotto was open in Parkway, while Disney princesses graced the grounds of Barry Forkin-Toomers in Bartholomew Street; even the Grinch came along.

The Newbury Lights 2021. (53206578)
The Newbury Lights 2021. (53206578)

Stilt-walking candy canes took to the streets, handing out sweets to boys and girls.

Newbury BID CEO Melissa Hughes said: “It’s so nice to see so many families out enjoying themselves and having a great time."

Those who missed out can still catch a glimpse of the night here:

More photos and coverage of the event can be found here.



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