08:02AM, Thursday 07 November 2013
A celebrity chef, a famous glove puppet and the Royal Borough's mayor will team up to switch on Windsor's Christmas lights.
Castle Hill will be the spot on Saturday, November 16 where the cast of this year's Theatre Royal pantomime - including celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager and that famous fox Basil Brush - join Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead Cllr Andrew Jenner to switch on the lights at 5.30pm.
This year's light display will include new three dimensional features created by the company Lamps and Tubes. It is part of a three year plan to transform the town's Christmas lights as far as St Leonards Road. Private land owners and businesses in the town centre are all being invited to contribute.
The switch on ceremony programme will begin at 3.30pm with a lantern parade through the town centre with the children from St George's School.
It will lead to the purpose built stage in front of Windsor Castle which will feature a programme of live entertainment from community groups, Windsor Boys and Girls Schools and St Georges Chapel Choir starting at 5pm before the lights are switched on.
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