Swanley Town Council

Light Up The Town

Swanley Town Council held its Light Up the Town Event on Saturday the 1st December and despite the bad weather hundreds of people turned out to attend the event.

There were all new lights around the town, a small craft area, fair rides, live music and dance and over 200 children visited Santa’s Grotto in the square.

The event was opened by the Mayor of Swanley Councillor Lesley Dyball who was supported by a couple of Elves and a couple of snow machines set the scene for the day.

Cllr Dyball said ‘it was great to see so many people out for the actual switch on despite the rain and I believe there were a record number of people at the tree to see the lights’.

The event continues to grow each year and provides local groups an opportunity to show off their skills and encourage more members to join them.

Some craft workshops were provided by the Co-op and a small parade led by Elves and stilt walkers made sure that people arrived at the tree on time.