Christmas light switch-on events taking place across Redbridge (credit: pxfuel)
The events start with Wanstead light switch-on on Friday, 19 November in George Green, opposite the tube station.
Next will be the turn of Hainault, Barkingside, Seven Kings and Ilford who will all turn their lights on throughout next week.
Christmas activities will also take place at Redbridge Libraries in conjunction with the Switch-On events.
The Leader of Redbridge Council, Cllr Jas Athwal said: “As we all look forward to spending time with loved ones, what better way to kick start the festive season than by coming out to support our local High Streets as they light up, ready for Christmas.
“The pandemic has been hard for so many across the borough. But a shining light has been the stories of people living and working in the borough, and our local traders, all going the extra mile to support one another.
“Our community is one we should all be proud of, and I look forward to seeing our communities come together on our High Streets to light up Redbridge.”
The series of festive events across the borough have been funded through the UK Government Welcome Back Fund, in association with the European Regional Development Fund.
Here are the full details of Christmas light switch-on events, and library activities:
Friday, 19 November
Wanstead Light Switch-On, 4.30pm, George Green opposite Wanstead Tube Station
Wanstead Library, 4pm-6pm: Santa Storytime – Santa Comes to Redbridge, Elf Trail, and Make & Decorate a 3D Christmas Tree to take home.
Tuesday, 23 November
Manford Way Light Switch-On, 4.30pm, on the green space close to the library
Hainault Library, 4pm-7pm: Santa Storytime – Santa Comes to Redbridge, Make & Decorate a 3D Christmas Tree to take home, Lantern Making with Barkingside Art Club, Christmas Walkabouts, and Arm Painting.
Thursday, 25 November
Barkingside Light Switch-On, 4.30pm, Ken Aston Square outside Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre and Library
Fullwell Cross Library, 4-6.30pm: Santa Storytime – Santa Comes to Redbridge, Lantern Making with Barkingside Art Club, Christmas Craft Activity, and Elf Trail.
Friday, 26 November
Seven Kings Light Switch-On, 4.30pm, Seven Kings Station, on Seven Kings High Road
Seven Kings Library, 3-5pm: Christmas Craft Activity
Saturday, 27 November
Ilford Light Switch-On, 4.30pm, Ilford High Rd
Central Library, 2.30-4.30pm: Santa Storytime – Santa Comes to Redbridge, Christmas Craft Activities, and Elf Trail.
Friday, 3 December
South Woodford Light Switch-On, 4.30pm, George Lane
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