Stapleford Lights Up
On Saturday 25th November, Stapleford celebrated the official turning on of the town’s Christmas lights. The event, that took place on Victoria Street
car park, Victoria Street and Walter Parker V.C Square, was sponsored by Specsavers (Beeston, Eastwood, Long Eaton and Ilkeston), Broxtowe Borough Council, Stapleford Town Council and organised by Liberty Leisure Limited events team in consultation with the
Christmas event steering group.
Throughout the day hundreds of excited children visited Santa and his elf before compère Maxine Robinson officially opened the event early in the
evening. The thronging crowd were treated to live music, fairground rides, festive stalls and children had their photo taken with Mickey and Minnie whilst others marvelled at the height of the stilt walking reindeer.
The Stapleford Salvation Army band played a selection of wonderful Christmas classics on Walter Parker V.C. Square before the Mayor of Broxtowe,
Halimah Khaled and Stapleford Town Mayor Chris Rice officially turned on the lights
Large numbers of people braved the cold to witness the finale where the golden ticket winner led the countdown to the fireworks and the night sky
was illuminated by a fabulous musical firework display from Komodo Fireworks that brought loud cheers from the crowd of onlookers.
The event organisers would like to thank the people of Stapleford and further afield for making the event such as resounding success and would encourage
interested residents and businesses to attend future steering group meetings so that they can help shape next year’s event.