Whittlesey Christmas Extravaganza returns

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The annual Whittlesey Christmas Extravaganza takes place in the town on Friday (December 11) with Whittlesey Mayor Alex Miscandlon opening the event at 5pm.

All the action is centred on the Market Square where there will be a Punch & Judy show and children’s fairground rides, while Whittlesey Christian Church will be doing some face painting.

There will also be a steam engine and Thursford organ.

Many local charities will be there offering Christmas games and goods to raise much needed funds and help with the festive shopping, and it is also hoped that lots of local businesses will stay open to add to the occasion.

Father Christmas is also coming along, thanks to the Whittlesey Round Table, and he will be pleased to receive visitors in his grotto which was especially created by the Whittlesey Tangent & Ladies Circle.

Several groups will also be present to entertain visitors.

These are: New Road Molly, the 20Twenty Productions Choir and the Cambridgeshire Caledonian Pipe Band.

The family-centred evening will draw to a close to the sound of the Citadel Salvation Army band playing carols, possibly alongside the St Mary’s Choir and the Whittlesey Singers.

The Whittlesey Lions have also done a Window Competition for the children at local primary schools and nurseries and the winner will be announced at the end of the evening.