Normanton, Ossett and Horbury to be lit up for Christmas

Ossett Academy Year 11 pupils head boy and head girl - Tommy Brook, 15, and Annabelle Fozard, 16, - are switching on Ossett's Christmas lights this year at the annual Christmas fair.  (w610a448)
Ossett Academy Year 11 pupils head boy and head girl - Tommy Brook, 15, and Annabelle Fozard, 16, - are switching on Ossett's Christmas lights this year at the annual Christmas fair. (w610a448)
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Towns around the district will be lit up this weekend as the Christmas lights are switched on.

The festivities start in Normanton today with a full day of celebrations to help get people into the Christmas spirit.

Christmas market stalls will be open from 9am and there will be a Santa’s grotto in the town hall from 4pm to 5.30pm and again from 6.15 pm to 7pm.

Keith Wilson, the mayor of Normanton, will switch on the lights at 6pm.

Ossett’s annual Victorian Christmas market will return on Saturday at the town’s Christmas lights switch on.

The event starts at 10am and stall holders will be wearing Victorian outfits.

There will be street entertainers, fairground rides, donkey rides, a hog roast and food vans.

There will also be a charity craft and gift fair and a Santa’s grotto in the town hall.

Bands will help keep the crowds entertained by performing Christmas carols.

The lights will be switched on by Ossett Academy year 11 pupils, head boy and girl, Tommy Brook and Annabelle Fozard, at 5pm.

Horbury’s Christmas lights switch-on will also take place this weekend.

The event starts at 4.30pm on Saturday, November 29 and includes donkey rides, swings, roundabouts and much more.

Santa will also be stopping by on his sleigh with his little elves.

Visitors will be able to post their Christmas letters to Santa.

The lights will be switched on in Queen Street at 6pm.