Airport’s Christmas tree lands in town
Published at 16:16, Thursday, 15 November 2012
By Ian DunstanTOUCHING down in Millom’s Market Square, a 20ft high fibre optic Christmas tree has found a new home – after lighting up Heathrow Airport last year.
Pic in system: 50041015B002.jpg
With 750 twinkling and 250 static lights, organisers are hoping this year’s sparkling Christmas tree will help spread festive joy throughout the town.
Councillor Joan Hobbs has helped co-ordinate this year’s Christmas lights’ switch-on, on November 30.
A £1,000 donation from Sellafield has provided a welcome boost to this year’s switch-on, which will feature singers from Millom Partnership of Schools choir and will be covered by the Bay Radio.
Cllr Hobbs said: “The Christmas tree is a 20ft artificial one. It was in Heathrow Airport last year and this year it’s in Millom Market Square.
It has 750 twinkling lights and 250 static lights. I think it’s going to be brilliant.
“Once people have seen this and the effect they will be a bit more enthusiastic I hope. And next year we will look out for more sponsors.”
Haverigg Inshore Rescue will be bringing Santa on his sleigh to the switch on ceremony, which takes place between 5pm and 7pm.
The Christmas market will be held the following Saturday, December 8, which will include a Santa’s grotto.
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
- Success brewing as Hardknott signs prestigious high street deal
- £7,500 pledge to help make Millom ‘danger’ park fit for purpose
- Hundreds lap up Millom Infant School summer entertainment
- Millom Post Office will be closed for up to three weeks during revamp
- Residents of flood-risk Millom set to get emergency plan
- Warning to DIY rat killers in South Cumbria
- PHOTOS: Festival atmosphere marks end of busy year for Barrow college
- Call for CCTV cameras to be installed in Dalton
- Families’ plight as Barrow Foodbank sees numbers soar by a third
- Hundreds want to leave cash-strapped Cumbria authority
- Barrow Raiders show true grit to defeat Newcastle Thunder
- Millom CC blow leaders Dalton away
- Barrow CC pro is star with bat and ball
- Barrow Raiders score thrilling win over Newcastle Thunder - with video highlights (3 comments)
- Wins for Askam and Millom in National Conference
- RAIDERS REVIEW: Time for Barrow Raiders to step it up
- RAIDERS REVIEW: Time to silence Thunder
- Barrow Raiders score thrilling win over Newcastle Thunder
- Moffatt's Royal day at Cartmel: with picture gallery
- Barrow Raiders told to steal Newcastle's Thunder
- WEDDING ALBUM: Sharna Forsyth and James Tyson
- TRAVEL REVIEW: Venice
- FOOD REVIEW: Punchbowl, Crosthwaite
- Time to forge better deal within the EU
- FOOD REVIEW: The Crown, North Scale, Walney
- TRAVEL REVIEW: Bali
- Toddler fights back from heart surgery
- Garden no safe place for birds
- WEDDING ALBUM: Gemma Jones and Craig Brown
- Let’s unite and take on fight together