Last night Keith and I joined many other locals for the switching on of the Market Harborough Christmas Tree lights. What was a shame was that twice during the day, someone had damaged the tree and lights. What is the mentality of some people?
This traditional family Christmas lights switch-on event was hosted by HFM. We were treated to Carols from Meadowdale and Market Harborough Church of England school choirs, and of course we were asked to join in, I do love a good sing song and carls gets me in the mood for Christmas.
There were songs from the latest production by Harborough Youth Theatre and the Market Harborough Ukulele Group entertained us all, and again there was a sing-a-long of traditional carols. We last saw them at the Village at War weekend at Stoke Bruerne. The Market Harborough Building Society laid on Mince pies, Mulled wine and Santa was in residence for anyone who wanted to see him. I did not take up the offer for sitting on his knee.
The big switch on of the lights took place at 6pm, and were turned on by the winners of a prize draw held by the building society, they were accompanied by two of Market Harborough’s 2012 Olympic Torch bearers, Dean Barnet and Rob Gomez.
We had a lovely time, this is what the run up to Christmas should be like.