I know I’m a little late in writing this as the Christmas Lights in my town got turned on at the end of November, but I thought it was Christmassy enough to let it wait until Blogmas. As I moved to High Wycombe at the end of July, this will be my first Christmas living in this town. I’d been to the Christmas light switch on before during my uni days, but it felt more special knowing this is now my home. Mum came over to mine, and then we walked into town, the council had blocked off the surrounding roads meaning people could roam freely. For a small town, they went all out on this occasion. There were rides, stalls and two stages!

We walked around, and you couldn’t help but feel festive! We watched some primary schools sing carols, and the local performing arts school do a few dance routines on the stages and then walked around the food stalls where the smell of mulled wine and bratwurst filled the air. We went into the Church in the middle of the square and heard the choir sing carols; this actually brought a tear to my eye. The church was so old fashioned and beautiful, and it was so peaceful to sit in there and listen to them.

6:30 pm came, and Barney joined us just in time for the official switch on of the Christmas Lights. This year we had Linda Robson turn them on as she is starring in the pantomime ‘Cinderella’ at the Wycombe Swan Theatre. In a matter of seconds, the whole town was filled with various lights and felt magical.

On the way to getting some food (I went for the Turkey Pie and Mulled Cider … delicious!), we came across a pen of 3 reindeer. They were stunning, their antlers looked amazing up close, and I got to stroke them. Truly the perfect ending to a festive night!

Did you go to any Christmas light switch on this year?

R x

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