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24th November 2017

Ipswich Christmas lights U-turn


This year Ipswich had planned to change it’s approach to Christmas. Rather than a 2 hour-only ‘Switch-On’ event, Ipswich intended to provide residents and visitors alike with a day of entertainment.

The lights were to be switched on in a very low-key way as shops opened, no countdown, no fanfare. This caused uproar amongst local residents who took to social media to claim that the decision was farcical …. the displeasure even made the national papers.

Following the protests, organisers have performed an about turn and there will now be an official switch on at the Town Hall-Cornhill at 5pm on Sunday 16th November. Town Mayor, Bill Quinton will be joined by local children to perform the switch-on to conclude the day’s worth of celebrations.
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A chance to win the holiday of a lifetime in the New Year to see the elusive northern lights for a family of four

Businesses will also benefit from:
A six week marketing campaign outside of Ipswich (as well as in Ipswich) promoting the whole Ipswich Christmas offer including transport deals.
This is following feedback from BID Zone Businesses about how essential transport and parking deals are to customers during the festive period.

The Ipswich Christmas begins on Sunday 16th November with a full day of entertainment.

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