In pictures: Maidenhead Christmas lights are switched on

Reporter:

Will Taylor

comments 1

A spectacular fireworks show signalled the start of Christmas in Maidenhead on Saturday evening.

A choir, rock band and a range of attractions such as fire jugglers were at the town hall in St Ives Road for the switch-on of the town's Christmas lights.

Kevin Cruise, as his pantomime character Simple Simon, attended the switch-on with Maidenhead United's Yorkie the Magpie.

The star of the show, though, was seven-year-old Zoe Hibbert, who won a Norden Farm competition and hit the switch.

Town manager Steph James said: "We had a fantastic time.

"We had lots of nice comments from the public."

In particular, she was pleased with the fireworks, launched from the town hall roof, which were provided by Shellscape Pyrotechnics, based in White Waltham.

Steph said: "They do us a fantastic show.

"They just pull out all the stops and come out with something bigger and better.

"I dread to think how it will be next year," she joked.

"We are really pleased."

Josh, Emily and their son Kai Cunningham, two, who were in the crowd agreed it was 'one of the best displays' they had seen, having lived in the town all their lives.

Preparations for the event started early on in the year, and a Christmas Committee of various local groups books in stalls and other Christmas amenities.

About 4,000 people were around for the light switch-on, Steph believed, and they were entertained by Next Stage Choir and the band Riser.

Comments

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on

Characters left: 1500

comment

  • paulshrimpton

    11:11, 28 November 2016

    For more information about Riser and to see some videos of the music from Saturday, visit http://www.facebook.com/riserlive

    Reply

    Report

Most Shared

Most Commented

Photo Galleries

Top Ten Articles

Update: Man dies following M4 crash

Update: Man dies following M4 crash

The crash, which took place at about 7am today (Thursday), involved three vehicles. One man sadly died as a result of the collision and his next of kin have been informed.