Sir Steve Redgrave to switch on Marlow’s Christmas lights

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Sir Steve when we last saw him - at the Rowing Club opening
Sir Steve when we last saw him – at the Rowing Club opening
Olympic legend and well-known local celebrity Sir Steve Redgrave will light up the town at this year’s Switch on and Shop event on the evening of 19th November.  Timings will be:
  •  5.30 High Street closes
  •  6.00 Gather in the High Street
  •  6.30 ‘Switch On’ of Christmas Lights by Sir Steve, followed by Nextstage Choir
  •  7.00 High Street reopens

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 am very excited to have been asked to switch on the Christmas Lights in Marlow,” Sir Steve said. “Marlow has always been my home town and I am really looking forward to the occasion.”

Shops will open late, and there will be special promotions, offers and Christmas displays throughout the town.  For example – Turners will have a snow machine in operation, and Celebrations Party Shop are running a competition to win a superb Christmas balloon display. Details of other shop promotions can be found here:

Marlow FM will be there to keep the Christmas spirit going, and Marlow’s own Treasure Trail will also launch on the same day.

All car parks around the town will be free throughout the day!

Throwback to last year... when chef Tom Kerridge did the honours.
Throwback to last year… when chef Tom Kerridge did the honours.

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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