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Exeter Christmas Light Switch On to go ahead tonight

By Rich_Booth  |  Posted: November 23, 2012

  • The Guildhall lights were switched on last night

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Exeter City Council and Princesshay took the decision to postpone the Exeter Christmas Light Switch On event scheduled yesterday, due to the exceptional weather circumstances and the safety of spectators and participants.

The was rescheduled for today, Friday 23rd November from 4.30pm in Princesshay Square. Live entertainment will feature on stage from 4.30pm, with the lights being switched on by the Lympstone Military Wives Choir and Michael Caines at 6.15pm. Visitors will be able to enjoy continuous entertainment through to 8pm in Princesshay including live bands as well as the launch of Exeter’s Christmas Market on the Cathedral Green from 6.30pm.

John Harvey, Exeter City Centre Manager said, “We’ve had to take the decision to cancel as the weather forecast is just too wet and windy to continue safely. It’s disappointing for all those that have worked so hard to put the event and programme of entertainment together but we hope everyone will join us tonight to celebrate the countdown to Christmas.”

The Guildhall lights were turned on yesterday (see picture) with the Radio Exe team and Exeter Chiefs players at the event.

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