The Knaresborough lights were switched on yesterday (2 Dec) with the highest ever turn out ever of over 400 people celebrating the switch on of the stunning lights.
The event was led by the mayor Mr Andrew Willoughby and his deputy, his wife Christine. The Knaresborough Silver band provided the music for the carol singing and Father Christmas magically appeared as the children sand “Rudolph the red nosed reindeer” as the “snow” fell.
The charity collection taken was in aid of the Mayors charities which this year include the Knaresborough based “Orb Community Arts”
After the event everyone was welcomed to “Christmas Unwrapped” in the Clock which was a joint venture between Knaresborough Town Council and Churches Together with singing form the Knaresborough Rock Choir.
The town has a brand new lights scheme this year funded by Knaresborough Town Council and with support for the Chamber of Trade, local businesses, individual members of the public and the George A Moore Foundation. It was supplied and installed by ourselves ” Tetley’s of Harrogate- Electrical Contractors.
Commenting, Rob Molloy of Tetley’s said:
It has been a pleasure working with the people of Knaresborough and the Town Council to ensure that the beautiful town of Knaresborough got the lighting scheme they wanted.
David Gest also dropped by for an impromptu visit, watching the lights being switched on and then signing autographs.