Basildon gets ready to light up for Christmas

Basildon Recorder: Crowds in Basildon enjoy last year's switch on Crowds in Basildon enjoy last year's switch on

THERE’S no escaping it, Santa Claus is coming to town in just 68 days and Basildon is starting to gear up for Christmas.

The festive season is rapidly approaching and plans are underway for the town’s big switch on of its Christmas lights on Saturday, November 24.

Entertainment and events will start in the town centre from 3pm and the illuminations will be turned on at 6pm.

There will be something for everyone on the day with plenty of fun for all the family, including rides, market stalls, a variety of live music and dance, and a fireworks display.

Councillor Terri Sargent, Basildon Council’s cabinet member for community services, said: “Following the move into the town centre last year, we are again holding the event in the town square and will have a range of entertainment for families to enjoy.

“The big switch on really symbolises the start of the Christmas in the town, and what we hope will be a very busy time for the shops and businesses based here.”

For more information visit www.basildon.gov.uk

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4:42pm Tue 16 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

Basildon gets ready to skin up for christmas
Basildon gets ready to skin up for christmas Eric Whim
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4:42pm Tue 16 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

Basildon gets ready to skin up for christmas
Basildon gets ready to skin up for christmas Eric Whim
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5:17pm Tue 16 Oct 12

Basildon.lad.21 says...

They let us know this news about 6 weeks before its going to happen. Makes a change for the echo. Usually its about 6 weeks after.
They let us know this news about 6 weeks before its going to happen. Makes a change for the echo. Usually its about 6 weeks after. Basildon.lad.21
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8:38pm Tue 16 Oct 12

JennynneJ says...

xxxdave Ha Ha Ha, so lame man get a life!!
xxxdave Ha Ha Ha, so lame man get a life!! JennynneJ
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5:39am Wed 17 Oct 12

domniki1 says...

JennynneJ wrote:
xxxdave Ha Ha Ha, so lame man get a life!!
Could not have said it better myself
[quote][p][bold]JennynneJ[/bold] wrote: xxxdave Ha Ha Ha, so lame man get a life!![/p][/quote]Could not have said it better myself domniki1
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8:41am Wed 17 Oct 12

perini says...

Christmas!!! FFS - it's still October!
Christmas!!! FFS - it's still October! perini
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9:36am Wed 17 Oct 12

Barry Bas says...

perini wrote:
Christmas!!! FFS - it's still October!
Well I went into a Card factory shop on the last day of August and they had a big display of Christmas cards then, so in comparison this is practically Christmas Eve.
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: Christmas!!! FFS - it's still October![/p][/quote]Well I went into a Card factory shop on the last day of August and they had a big display of Christmas cards then, so in comparison this is practically Christmas Eve. Barry Bas
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6:07pm Mon 29 Oct 12

drakewayne says...

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orations-c28/ this year! I can't wait!
I can't wait till Christmas! It is hands down my favorite time of the year. My most favorite part of Xmas besides presents is the decorations. I gonna be getting my decorations from here http://www.homeseaso ns.com/Christmas-Dec orations-c28/ this year! I can't wait! drakewayne
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