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Newham’s Christmas light switch-ons announced

PUBLISHED: 16:36 19 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:36 19 November 2018

Christmas lights in Stratford, which this year will include a lantern parade and winter wonderland. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

Christmas lights in Stratford, which this year will include a lantern parade and winter wonderland. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

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Westfield may have jumped the mark with their Christmas lights, but the rest of Newham is soon to follow suit.

Festivities in the borough officially begin with the first switch-on, which this year will take place outside the town hall in East Ham on November 24.

A massive Christmas tree usually features in the celebrations, and there’s sure to be some mince pies included in at least one of the switch-ons.

On November 29 the switch-on will be preceeded with a children’s lantern procession from Stratford Library, and there’ll be a winter wonderland with Santa’s grotto and choirs to keep everyone entertained.

The libraries will be getting involved with switch-ons at North Woolwich, Beckton Globe, Custom House and Plaistow, and there’ll also be lights at Maryland Point outside the station.

The final switch-on, a mere 10 days before Christmas Day, will take place at Queens Market in Green Street on December 15.

Use the map to find the switch-on closest to you.

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