No Christmas Light Switch-On ceremony for Hereford

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There will be no official Christmas Light Switch-On in Hereford this year.

Hereford City Council confirmed there will be no official ceremony or timed event for safety reasons.

Last year's event was also cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Instead the lights will come on gradually as installers set them up on Sunday 21st November.

Steve Kerry, Clerk to the City Council said “Our priority is to ensure the public are kept safe and not encourage large gatherings. Councillors have taken the difficult decision to simply switch the lights on given the huge numbers we would normally see for this event."

"In future years we look forward to returning to a more traditional Christmas switch on – but for now, the public can still enjoy the stunning displays the City Council have invested in”.

The Old Market is also following a similar plan with their lights going on the same day.

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