He will flick the switch from the top of a double decker bus in the High Street, illuminating Marlow’s wonderful display of Christmas lights.
‘I’m incredibly proud to be asked to switch on the lights in Marlow. I am so happy to call Marlow my home and I thank everybody for their amazing support over the last nine and a half years. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and part of the thriving, friendly and family based community.’
The High Street will be closed approx 6-7pm for the switch-on ceremony, to allow the crowds to get a view of proceedings. Next Stage choir, and the town’s own radio station, Marlow FM, will be there to keep the Christmas spirit going.
Many shops will be staying open late – with special offers, drinks nibbles etc, including:
Mooch, Crown Lane ~ free drinks, discounts and a chance to win a voucher, Sarah Hughes, West Street ~ vintage mulled wine, home made mince pies, Landmark, West Street ~ Lucky Dip with vouchers to be won, Pure, High Street ~ 20%off, Prize Draw, bubbly and mince pies, East,High Street, Huttons, High Street ~ bubbly and nibbles and Prize Draw, La Cotonniere de Marlow, High Street ~ 10% discount, Moda in Pelle, Market Square, Vintage Boutique, Spittal Street, Susie Watson Designs, High Street ~ Champagne, mince pies and discounts up to 15%, Beehive Treats, Spittal Street, Cath Kidston, Market Square, Jigsaw, High Street, Mistral, High Street, Ceremony, Liston Court, The White Company, High Street Drinks, Mince Pie and chance to win £150 voucher on he Christmas Trail
All car parks around the town will be free throughout the day to encourage both residents and visitors to start their Christmas shopping.
This year’s event will see the launch of the new Christmas Treasure Trail, organised by Marlow Town Council, offering an array of fabulous prizes for shoppers.
Last year, actor and Strictly Come Dancing winner Tom Chambers did the honours – the evening was a great success, and no doubt it will be this year too!