RESIDENTS in Chester’s Garden Quarter are getting switched on for Christmas.
Thanks to generous support from the University of Chester, Councillor Bob Rudd and contributions from local traders, tomorrow night’s Christmas lights switch-on ceremony promises to be a glittering affair.
Garden Lane will be lit up with Christmas trees as will the community’s Peace Tree.
The Lighting up the Quarter event will take place on Friday, November 30, at 7pm on Garden Lane with entertainment from St Thomas’s Church vicar Robert Clack, dance from the Cambrian Queens, children from Chester Blue Coat School and women’s choir A Handbag of Harmonies and soloists Jane Wolfe and Sarra Cooper.
Event organiser Matt Baker said: This will be our eighth annual switch on event, and promises to be the best yet. The entertainment continues through the evening in The Bouverie with live choirs and bands.
“We are thrilled by the support for our new lights. Many of the residents have been busy collecting the trees, mounting the brackets and fixing the lights to the shop fronts.
“With our community cinema, local carol services and live musical and drama performances, we continue to fly the flag as one of the most friendly and exciting Chester neighbourhoods, ensuring that there are always great things happening around the year.”