WHITCHURCH is buzzing with holiday cheer as the community comes together to prepare for the highly anticipated Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

The event will be held on Saturday, December 2.

A dedicated team has been hard at work adorning the town with dazzling lanterns and festive trees, creating an enchanting atmosphere in anticipation of the joyful event.

The collaborative effort has seen the active involvement of local businesses and organisations, with both the parish hall and Clacy’s Garage generously contributing their facilities to support the preparations.

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Their assistance has played a big role in ensuring that Whitchurch is ready to shine bright this holiday season.

The town's centerpiece, a majestic Christmas tree, is all set to take its place in the heart of Whitchurch just in time for the grand switch-on event.

The Whitchurch in Lights team, consisting of dedicated volunteers Bridget, Marcus, and Mark, has been working tirelessly to ensure that every detail is perfect for the community celebration.

A round of applause is due to Iain’s Garden Services and Andrew Giddens at Monkey Business for their continued support in making this year's event a reality.

The much-anticipated ceremony is scheduled for 6pm on Saturday, December 2, at the Town Hall.

Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to join in the festive merriment, as the town comes alive with twinkling lights and holiday magic.

The celebration promises to be a treat for all, featuring a special appearance from Father Christmas, who will be arriving in style on his sleigh.

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Churches Together will add to the festive ambiance with heartwarming carol singing, creating a memorable experience for everyone in attendance.

Visitors are also invited to enter the Town Hall for a warm drink and a delicious mince pie.

It's an opportunity to gather, share joyous moments, and revel in the magic of the season.