Glenfield Christmas lights switch-on 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

Glenfield Parish Council announces "with sadness" that the village's Christmas lights switch-on - which was due to take place on November 27th 2020 - has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and the potential health and safety risks involved in arranging a large public gathering.

Christmas lights will still be installed and switched on in Glenfield for people to enjoy throughout the festive season. but there will be no large-scale public event.

The coronavirus epidemic is still prevalent and great care needs to be exercised when considering the health and safety risks involved in arranging any event where large numbers of people are congregating within limited areas of space. The decision to cancel the switch on has not been taken lightly. The threat of coronavirus is likely to last for a significant amount of time and the Council's ongoing priority must be the safety of everyone involved.

But Santa’s still Coming to Glenfield

Because you can't come to us, from Friday 27th November 2020 Santa Claus and Mrs Claus will be touring the village with their sleigh, visiting as many children (and parents) as they can, helped by Santa's elves.

The elves will be distributing gifts to the children as the sleigh rides past.

A list of the dates for Santa's visit and the routes will be published nearer the time.

Due to the coronavirus, the Council's plea to residents is:

  • Stay on your property to view Santa and the sleigh.
  • DO NOT follow or approach the sleigh or helpers.
  • DO NOT gather on the roads/footpaths to view the sleigh.
  • DO NOT travel to see the sleigh.

- subject to latest government restrictions and guidance

And There’s More……………

Glenfield Parish Council is stepping up the countdown to Christmas with a competition to find the Best Shop festive-themed window display and also the Best Front Garden Light Display.

Further details and entry form to follow shortly.

Winners will receive a trophy which they can keep, and the overall winner will receive a festive hamper.