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Two more displays to light up

PUBLISHED: 11:15 05 December 2008 | UPDATED: 09:31 11 May 2010

SOUTHWOLD and Reydon get in the Christmas spirit this weekend as both communities put on a spectacular festive lights display.

Tonight the Christmas lights are switched on at Southwold in an event that attracts hundreds of visitors to the seaside town.

SOUTHWOLD and Reydon get in the Christmas spirit this weekend as both communities put on a spectacular festive lights display.

Tonight the Christmas lights are switched on at Southwold in an event that attracts hundreds of visitors to the seaside town.

The fun starts at 6pm when the shops will stay open and this is followed by carol singing in the Market Place at 6.30pm.

There will be a procession through the High Street before Santa makes his grand entrance for the switch-on at 7pm from the balcony at the Town Hall.

Many of the town's shops will stay open into the evening giving people the chance to buy those all-important Christmas presents.

A fancy dress competition will also help the evening go with a swing.

Members of the Southwold Christmas Lights committee work all year long to make sure the town is looking its best during the festive period.

Tomorrow evening it is the turn of nearby Reydon to light up.

The Reydon Christmas Lights Committee always put on a spectacular display and a large gathering is expected at Reydon Corner for the switch-on at 6pm.

The Nativity scene and trees around Reydon Corner will be lit up and Father Christmas is expected to make an appearance.

Rev Simon Ward will lead a carol service and chairman of Reydon Parish Council, Paddy Walker, will be switching on the lights.

Helen Price and her hand bell ringers will also entertain the crowd.

A Christmas coffee morning in aid of the Christmas Lights Committee is being held at Reydon Village Hall on Thursday, December 11, at 10.30am.

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