Chart-topping singer Becky Hill to switch on Rugby's Christmas lights - The Rugby Observer

Chart-topping singer Becky Hill to switch on Rugby's Christmas lights

Rugby Editorial 30th Oct, 2019 Updated: 30th Oct, 2019   0

CHART-topping singer Becky Hill will kick of the countdown to Christmas when she switches on Rugby’s festive lights.

She will also treat fans to a selection of her hits at the Christmas Lights Switch On event in the town centre on Sunday November 17.

The only contestant from The Voice to achieve a UK number one, Becky has collaborated with Rudimental, Jonas Blue and Sigala on hit singles, as well as being a successful songwriter for her own tracks.

The party will get started with an afternoon of music featuring Army Cadets drummers, the Benn Hall panto cast, the Revive Choir with the Salvation Army Rugby band, Rugby’s Got Talent winner Paul Sammon, Germein, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners and Rugby Rock Choir.

The town centre will light up for Christmas on Sunday November 17.

Throughout the day, children will be entertained by fairground rides, face painting, balloon making, birds of prey, a magician, a petting zoo and Santa’s Grotto.

The event will culminate in the switch-on of the lights followed by a firework display at 5pm.

Rich Warren, the operations director of town centre management company Rugby First, said: “The Christmas Lights Switch On is one of our favourite events to put on.

“It is a fun day out for all of the family that attracts thousands of visitors, the town is lit up and looks amazing, so it is a great start to the festive season.”

There will be a funfair along North Street, smaller children’s rides in Albert Street and stalls in the North Street car park, open from noon to 8pm.

Temporary road closures will be in place along North Street, Regent Street and Church Street. Buses will be diverted along Corporation Street and the Clock Tower taxi rank will move to the end of North Street by the Town Hall. Search social media for @rugbyfirstltd for updates.


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