Work begins on Chester’s Christmas light displays next week

City prepares for the festive season

The installation of Chester’s Christmas light display will begin next week.

Contractors will hang a combination of red and green baubles this year (we won’t mention the previous controversies over the colour of the baubles, we promise!)

The baubles will be placed among striking white icicle lights to complete this year’s colour theme.

Installing and testing the full displays can take time, so work will start on Monday 16th October to ensure everything works as it should ahead of the official switch-on event on 16th November. The lights will remain unlit until then.

The council’s cabinet member for communities and wellbeing, Cllr Louise Gittins said: “Starting work on the installation of Chester’s Christmas lights next week will give us plenty of time for our displays to be ready for the Christmas parade and official switch on Thursday 16th November.

 “This year’s display uses colours that are synonymous with Christmas and I’m sure they will create a wonderful atmosphere for shoppers and visitors in the busy run up to the Christmas celebrations.”

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