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Panto stars light up Lowestoft once more

PUBLISHED: 11:45 18 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:03 05 July 2010

Jamie Rickers with 11-week-old Kobie Baxter at Lowestoft's Christmas tree lights switch-on.
Picture: ANGELA SHARPE

Jamie Rickers with 11-week-old Kobie Baxter at Lowestoft's Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: ANGELA SHARPE

LOWESTOFT'S town centre Christmas tree was officially switched on yesterday by the mayor and the cast of the Marina Theatre pantomime, Peter Pan.

The Lowestoft Town Management Partnership announced earlier this autumn that, for a number of reasons, the tree would not be erected this year but Waveney District Council and Waveney Norse stepped in to ensure the tree got put up.

LOWESTOFT'S town centre Christmas tree was officially switched on yesterday by the mayor and the cast of the Marina Theatre pantomime, Peter Pan.

The Lowestoft Town Management Partnership announced earlier this autumn that, for a number of reasons, the tree would not be erected this year but Waveney District Council and Waveney Norse stepped in to ensure the tree got put up.

The town's festive feeling will continue at the weekend with an ice rink and continental Christmas market.

The synthetic ice rink, which is coming to the town for the first time, will be opened by Lowestoft mayor Frank Mortimer at noon on Saturday as part of a weekend of festive fun.

Skating on the rink, near the Britten Centre in London Road North, takes place from noon-8pm on Saturday, from 10am-6pm on Sunday and from 10am-6pm on Monday.

A continental Christmas market will be in the town centre from today until Monday.

Tickets can be booked in advance from the Tourist Information Centre on 01502 533600.

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, tickets will be on sale near the Teacup ride outside WHSmith and not at the Tourist Information Centre.

Peter Pan is at the Marina Theatre until Sunday January 4. Contact the box office on 01502 533200.

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