TV star to light up High Street

Gillian Wright is playing Fairy Bow Bells in Dick Whittington at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Gillian Wright is playing Fairy Bow Bells in Dick Whittington at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
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THE town’s Christmas lights will be switched on by EastEnders star Gillian Wright on, Friday December 2.

Also on offer besides Gillian, who plays Jean Slater in the popular BBC soap, will be Elton John tribute act Ultimate Elton, Thame’s Got Talent winners, winter activities and stalls galore.

Last year’s popular skate rink will be back, from 3pm and this year it is joined by a dry ski slope too.

The evening event will get underway from 6pm with carols from junior schools, accompanied by the Thame Concert Band, various winners from Thame’s Got Talent and performances from Cinderella by the Thame Players.

The town crier will then be on hand to announce the arrival of a very important surprise visitor ... Father Christmas.

Finally tribute act Ultimate Elton, star of this year’s popular Music in the Park event, will then take to the stage to finish the evening off.

Parking will be available behind the Co-op, the Upper High Street and at the Cattle Market.