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Switched on residents light up Blacon

7 December 2015
Children sing carols at the Blacon Christmas light switch on.

Residents in Blacon celebrated the arrival of the festive season in style with the annual switch on of its Christmas lights and an evening of entertainment.

Community Christmas tree at The Parade in Chester

The Lord Mayor with Sanctuary staff and residents prepare for the light switching ceremony.

The Lord Mayor of Chester, Cllr Hugo Deynem, pushed the button to light up the community’s Christmas tree, which is at The Parade for the second year running.

Blacon residents entertained at Western Avenue and The Parade

Residents were kept entertained with an appearance by Father Christmas on his sleigh and carol singing by pupils from all the schools in Blacon. There was also a lights switch on by the shops at Western Avenue.

Large crowd for Christmas light switch on at The Parade

The large crowd was joined by Sanctuary’s Head of Operations for Chester and North West Christa Ripley and Head of Avenue Services Paul Knight.

Paul Knight said: “Avenue Services is delighted to support this community event alongside its partners, which is the second year we’ve had a tree in Blacon. Thanks very much to Cheshire West and Chester Council for providing the tree this year. There was a real festive spirit in the air and we hope all residents enjoyed the entertainment and have a wonderful festive season.”