04:30PM, Friday 14 November 2014
The Christmas lights are set to be switched on in Windsor tomorrow.
There will be live music and entertainment in front of Windsor Castle, and the lights will be switched on at 5.30pm by TV favourite Basil Brush, accompanied by his fellow Theatre Royal panto stars.
The event will include performances by Pop Goes the Choir, School of The Arts (SOTA), Egham Band and the Choir of St George's Chapel.
It is held in partnership with Windsor District Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by the Macdonald Windsor Hotel.
Part of Windsor Castle is also set to be lit up as part of the town's Christmas lights display this year.
The lights will be switched on in Eton on Thursday.
A community carol service takes place from 6pm at Eton College Chapel in High Street.
Tickets are available from various shops in High Street for £2.
There will then be a procession to Jubilee Square followed by the lights being switched on at 7pm.
The event is being held in partnership with Eton Traders and Community Association.
Businesses in Windsor and Eton are being encouraged to take part in a Best Christmas Display competition, with the winners voted for by the public, and a new 'selfie' challenge with the chance to win £50.
See today's Express or click here for details.
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