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The Aldeburgh Business Association welcomes you to the 2013 Aldeburgh Christmas Lights Celebrations!

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The 2013 Christmas lights celebrations, which take place on Saturday the 30th of November, mark the start of the festivities in Aldeburgh. Visitors can enjoy a whole day of Christmas entertainment along Aldeburgh's popular and thriving High Street.

This year, we are delighted to announce that none other than TV and Radio broadcaster Emma Freud will be doing the honours of illuminating Aldeburgh's High StreetChristmas Tree.

As part of the countdown to the tree lighting, Father Christmas will be arriving in a horse drawn carriage at this grotto to the sound of the Martlesham Brass band, with high street stage entertainment throughout the day. Visitors can also enjoy relaxed Christmas shopping, as shop owners present their wares with festive special offers, competitions as well as Christmas masterclasses from Festive butchery and wine tasting to Photography and Furniture painting.

The day includes a whole range of family activities from visiting Santa in his Grotto at the Baptist Church, Fairground Rides, Hook-A-Duck, Trampolines, Candy Floss, Face painting, Story time and the Youth Bus. Once the tree has been lit, the festivities will continue on the beach as we host a magnificent firework display in front of Brudenell to illuminate Aldeburgh, which has been kindly sponsored by TA Hotel Collection.

Sara Fox, Mayor of Aldeburgh said: "The Christmas Lights will light up our seaside town in the run up to Christmas, for the benefit of local people and visitors alike. It could not have gone ahead without the dedication and support of the Aldeburgh Business Association, local businesses and volunteers who have given their time and resources generously to make this community event possible."

Naomi Tarry, Chairman of the Aldeburgh Business Association said: "I'd like to give a huge thanks to the Christmas Lights team for the many months of work put into this special event in Aldeburgh on behalf of the Aldeburgh Business Association.  The lights are their gift to the town and we hope that many people will visit, both on the Switch On day, and in the run up to Christmas to soak up the festive atmosphere and show support for our local shops.  We're privileged to have a wonderful seaside high street full of independent shops, providing a unique range inspiring gift ideas for Christmas - please do come and see for yourself."

She added: "This year's celebrations could not have gone ahead without the generous support of the local businesses. A special thank you goes to the East of England Co-op who have, once again, been the main sponsors this year. Aldeburgh Town Council, HCMTI,Magnox, EDF and local businesses have also given very generously to ensure that Aldeburgh is looking at its best this festive season.  We would also like to
thank the many local volunteers who have given up their time to make the Christmas lights possible."
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