Labour-run Maghull Town Council prepares for town’s biggest and best Christmas lights switch on

Mayor of Maghull, Labour’s Cllr Joan Deegan, fellow Labour Councillor John Jarvis with Maghull Town Team's Steve Maxwell, busy preparing for Maghull’s big Christmas lights switch on.



Labour-run Maghull Town Council Councilllors are busy preparing the town's biggest and best ever Christmas lights switch on.

A fun-filled schedule of festivities are lined up for the big switch on event from 5pm-9pm on Friday, with Maghull being turned on for Christmas at 7pm.

Among the seasonal entertainment on the day will be Melling Gospel Choir, Maghull Rock Choir, the Salvation Army, our local schools, children's entertainers and much more.

The festivities are set to be so good, that Father Christmas himself has even decided to take time out of his busy schedule to attend.

Maghull Town Council's Labour chair of amenities, Cllr John Jarvis, said this year's Christmas lights switch on is all set to be "the best yet".

Cllr Jarvis said: "We've put a lot of time into making this year's Maghull Christmas lights switch on not just the biggest ever, but also the best ever.

"We're drafting in the best local talent to come along and entertain the crowds and help us officially start the Christmas season in style, which is why we are lucky enough to have Maghull Gospel Choir and Maghull Rock Choir performing, as well as the Salvation Army performing traditional Christmas carols, together with choirs from our local schools.

"There will be performers to keep people of all ages entertained and there will be hot and cold refreshments provided by local businesses and traders.

"The plans are in place for it to be a great event."

Flicking the switch on the lights with the Mayor of Maghull, Labour's Cllr Joan Deegan, will be the winner of a specially run school arts competition.

Cllr Joan Deegan, said she was delighted that two lucky pupils from local schools will get the chance to join her and officially launch Christmas.

Cllr Deegan said: "It is a great honour to be given the opportunity to switch on the Christmas lights. I am really delighted that two local pupils will help me to officially launch Maghull's Christmas festivities.

"I have seen some of the entries already. They are a fantastically high standard and I know the judges will have a really difficult job picking winners.

"I am really looking forward to Friday and I am confident the whole Maghull community will come along and join in the fun."

The Maghull Christmas lights switch on festivities will be held on Friday, November 29 starting at 5pm. Central Square will be closed off to traffic from 2pm. The official switch on will take place at 7pm.