Staging Lytham Christmas Switch On Event costs around £18,000 – and this year local business have stepped up to the mark to provide financial support. Booths, Stringers, Lytham Festival organisers Cuffe and Taylor, St Anne’s Beach Huts and Apartments, River Properties, Ribby Hall Village and Lytham restaurant Spago have all made donations to help cover the costs.
Councillor Blackshaw said, ‘We cannot thank our sponsors enough. They have made considerable financial donations and that really is a huge boost.’
Helen Vavoso, Proprietor of Spago, who have sponsored the event since 2010, said: The switch-on event has become a firm fixture on the Lytham events calendar and is very popular with the locals.’
Damian Clarke, from Stringers, said: ‘It’s brilliant to see the town looking so festive. I think we’re all ready for a great Christmas!’
Stuart Robertson, from St Anne’s Beach Huts and Apartments, said, ‘I’ve been lucky enough to live in Lytham pretty much my whole life and it has been great to see it develop over the years.’
John Gill, head of trading and marketing at Booths, said: ‘We are delighted to be a sponsor for Lytham Christmas Lights Switch On 2021.’
Steve Royle will switch on the lights following an afternoon of entertainment in Clifton Square, which will see performances from Lytham Community Choir, dance school Dance Etc, singers Scarlett Hackett, Mei Mei and Monroe, and local musicians and singer-songwriters Ike James, Daisy Atkinson and Edward Rhodes.
Following the switch-on and firework display party band 80s Rewind and Lytham’s very own The Coustics will perform.
Father Christmas will also lead a procession around Lytham setting off from the Assembly Rooms on Dicconson Terrace at 4 p.m.
More information and details are shown in the poster below: