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Christmas is coming to Hillingdon with celebrations, lights, events and free parking

News release: 16/11/18 - Spectacular Christmas lights will once again bring festive cheer to town and village centres across Hillingdon.

Christmas comes to Hillingdon

News release: 16 November 2018

There will be Christmas carols and seasonal music on the forecourt of the Civic Centre, Uxbridge on Friday 30 November. The Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr John Morgan and Boris Johnson, MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip will switch on the lights of this year's 35-foot Christmas tree at 5.30pm.

This year the council is investing more than £151,000 in its own lighting displays, with an additional £38,000 in grants to support local town installations.

There will be Christmas light displays in: Eastcote, Glebe Estate, Harefield, Harlington, Harmondsworth Road (Sipson), Harmondsworth, Sipson, Hayes, Kingshill Avenue, Hillingdon East, Ruislip, South Ruislip, Uxbridge, Yiewsley and West Drayton.

Ickenham Festival Committee, Northwood Residents Association, Northwood Hills Residents Association and Ruislip Manor Chamber of Commerce will each benefit from council grants so they can independently co-ordinate their Christmas illuminations.

The borough's libraries will also be getting into the festive spirit, with more than 50 festive events and activities for adults, families and young people throughout December. This year's events include a sing-a-long film screening of Frozen at Harlington Library on Wednesday 2 December at 3:30pm. There will also be festive craft workshops, carol performances and a Santa's grotto.

Cllr Ray Puddifoot, Leader of Hillingdon Council, said: "Christmas is one of the most important times of year for many local retailers and businesses. It's right that we support the local economy and our investment in Christmas lighting and events will attract shoppers and visitors to our town centres and villages across the borough. I hope everyone enjoys the displays and celebrations."

The council is also supporting local businesses and helping make Christmas shopping that little bit easier, by offering free weekend parking in the lead up to the festive period.
Information about all the council's events, including Christmas light switch-ons, plus details on free parking and waste collections over the holidays, are available on our Christmas homepage


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