Peterborough's Christmas Tree arrives in Cathedral Square

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Preparations for Friday’s light switch on continue

Peterborough’s Christmas Tree has arrived in Cathedral Square ahead of this week’s lights switch on.

The big festive event will be held on Friday evening, with Peterborough’s star gymnast, Jake Jarman, pressing the button to officially start the Christmas celebrations.

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However, the tree has not been erected yet, with residents expected to be able to get their first view of it in place tomorrow. The tree will then be decorated, with the rest of the city centre lights going up later in the week.

The tree arrived in Cathedral Square this morningThe tree arrived in Cathedral Square this morning
The tree arrived in Cathedral Square this morning

The tree – a giant Norwegian Spruce – will be the focal point of the celebrations this year, and will stand alongside an ice rink, set to be installed next week.

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This year’s tree – which has come from a different supplier – was personally chosen by deputy leader of Peterborough City Council, cllr Steve Allen earlier in the year.

It had been feared earlier in the year that the council’s financial position would put the lights switch on at risk – but the event will go ahead on Friday, with the celebrations starting at 5pm.