Published: Tuesday, 22nd November 2022

Residents of Kenilworth are spoilt for choice with two fantastic light switch-on events ushering in the start of the festive season.

Kenilworth’s High Street will be starting their celebrations this Friday 25 November at 5pm with a range of food and drink stalls, local high street businesses and community groups plus music from a choir and children’s entertainment.

The lights will be switched on at 6pm by Mayor of Kenilworth, Councillor Samantha Louden-Cooke, and the event finishes at 8pm.

Fun for all the family is available on Warwick Road on Sunday 27 November. The event gets underway at 1pm with a Christmas market for you to browse and buy, and fun fair rides available to keep the kids entertained.

The arrival of Santa on his sleigh at 4pm at Abbey End marks the start of the entertainment and performances on stage, with a choir, local artists and a special panto performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Talisman Theatre.

The lights will be switched on at 6pm by the Mayor of Kenilworth, along with Sir Jeremy Wright MP and Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Lewis Williams. The event finishes at 7pm.

View from above of clock tower on Warwick Road with Christmas lights all aroundCouncillor Liam Bartlett, Portfolio Holder for Place, Arts & Economy, said: “We’re looking forward to celebrating the start of the festive season in Kenilworth. With two different but equally exciting events, there’s plenty of choice for everyone.

“As we know, our support for local businesses is more important than ever so when you’re visiting the town this Christmas, remember to shop and support local.”

Councillor Samantha Louden-Cooke, Mayor of Kenilworth, added: “I’m so excited that Kenilworth is able to have its 2 light switch on events this year! November 25th and 27th is when the festive season will properly start for me and I’m excited to switch the lights on. Thank you to everyone involved behind the scenes, this wouldn’t be possible without you. I can’t wait to see the town come together and enjoy these two events!”

Jamie John Walker from CJ’s Events Warwickshire Limited, said: “Visitors will be able to wander around a range of stalls bursting with food, drink, arts, crafts, and gifts. The market will be hosting a range of local independent businesses and we're encouraging visitors to support these businesses in the run up to Christmas.”

Kenilworth High Street Christmas lights

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