Marlow Town Council has confirmed that comedian, writer, actor and presenter Russell Brand will illuminate Marlow’s Christmas lights display at this year’s Switch on and Shop event on Thursday, November 23rd.
Snow machines will provide real snow from around 6.00 pm as carol singers entertain shoppers taking advantage of later opening times. Local celebrity Russell Brand will flick the switch from the top deck of a London bus outside The Chequers pub in the High Street, lighting up the Christmas tree on the Causeway as well as the many smaller trees and garlands of lights around the town.
Cllr. Jocelyn Towns, Marlow Town Mayor, said: “We’re delighted that Russell has agreed to help launch our Christmas season in Marlow this year. He’s an active participant in local events and we’re so happy he was able to fit Switch On and Shop into his busy schedule this year. ”
Shops will open late, and there will be special promotions, offers and Christmas displays throughout the town. Marlow FM and carol singers will be there to keep the Christmas spirit going.
The event starts at 6.00 pm, with the High Street closed to traffic from 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm for the switch-on ceremony, which will take place at approximately 6.30 pm.