Merton lights up with Christmas cheer

Geoffrey from TV’s Rainbow will switch on Merton Council’s Christmas Lights

Merton will light up with the magic of Christmas at the official switching on of Merton’s Christmas Lights this year at the clock tower on Mitcham Fair Green, on Wednesday 21 November.

The Christmas festivities will kick off at 5.30pm with festive Christmas musical entertainment from members of Merton Concert Band. Residents and visitors to the borough are invited to join in the fun and welcome the start of the festive season.

At 6pm Geoffrey Hayes from TV’s ‘Rainbow’ will switch on Merton’s Christmas Lights alongside the Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Andrew Judge and the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Stuart Pickover. This will be followed by more musical entertainment from Merton Concert Band until 6.45pm.

The Mayor of Merton, Councillor Stuart Pickover said: “The switching on of Merton’s Christmas lights marks the beginning of the Christmas festivities in the borough. It is a fun event, which is enjoyed by children and adults of all ages. I look forward to welcoming the start of Christmas in Merton with many of the borough’s residents”.

Geoffrey Hayes plays the King in Jack and The Beanstalk, which is this year’s pantomime at Wimbledon Theatre. The first performance is on 7 December and it continues through to 20 January 2002. For tickets contact the box office on 020 8540 0362.

For further information on the Christmas Lights please contact 020 8545 3327