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Leigh Lights!

Leigh Lights returns to ring in the Christmas season on Friday 30th November, 5-8pm and Leigh Town Council have been working to continue to improve the event and offer you a night full of entertainment.

The festivities will begin from 5 p.m. and the Town will be lit up as visitors arrive.

The Yuletide Parade, sponsored by Stibbards and Sons, featuring joyful fundraisers will start from Kings Road at 6.30 p.m., travelling along Leigh Road, Broadway and Broadway West. Last year, the parade raised £2,089.42 for 14 different charities, which is a fantastic achievement.

Once more, Stibbards & Sons are kindly sponsoring the parade and the two best parade entries will receive £150 and £100 respectively to donate to their charity of choice. And, a new interactive system will allow the crowds to vote for their favourite entrants online at

Various other festivities will line the streets including, market stalls, tasty street food, music and entertainment. Leigh shops and businesses will be organising their own entertainment as well. Full details are listed in the parade programme, available from Leigh Community Centre from mid-November.

For children’s pre-event fun, stop by Leigh Community Centre from 4 - 6 p.m. where you can enjoy a free puppet show, Christmas crafts, stalls and more. Thanks to Leigh Round Table, you can also have your picture taken on Santa’s sleigh at the front of the building.

New for 2018, we will also be making it snow at the Community Centre and welcoming Elsa’s grotto to entertain the crowds before the parade kicks off, 4-6pm. Please note that the centre does get very busy and there is limited room for buggies.

Thanks to CS Parking, the Festive Fairground returns to the car park behind the Grand and a mixture of charity and concession stands will be set up in Elm Road.

If you are a vehicle owner, then the advice is to stay clear of the area from 5pm as the Broadway and Broadway West will be closed.  Parking restrictions will be in place from 4.30 pm around town (3.30 pm in Elm Road) and there will be no traffic movement in Leigh Road from 6.15pm. Please see the advertised Traffic Management Order for full details.

The Leigh Lights will kick off the Town Council’s Yuletide Season which continues with a Christmas Craft Fayre on Saturday 1st December, Carols on Strand Wharf on Saturday 8th December and Christmas Farmers Market on Saturday 22nd December.  An exciting time for Leigh residents and traders!