It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

IT’S beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and the festive festivities will step up a gear next weekend when Todmorden’s Christmas lights are switched on during an annual community celebration.

Mayor of Todmorden Coun Abid Hussain will do the honours at the switch-on event, which will take place on Saturday, November 24.

Revellers are invited to gather by the Christmas tree at the Peace Garden behind Todmorden Town Hall at 4pm before the switch is flicked at 4.30pm.

There will be music and seasonal songs with Todmorden Community Band and members of Todmorden Choral Society from 4pm.

Helen Plaice, headteacher at Todmorden High School, will be the MC for the afternoon.

Youngsters will have a chance to meet Father Christmas.

A collection will be taken in aid of the Mayor’s charity, Age UK Todmorden.