It’s countdown to Christmas!

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Christmas is coming, and just to get the festive show on the road, Biggleswade will be switching on its lights today (Friday).

The festivities kick off at 12noon with music from St Andrews C of E Lower School, followed by performances from Stratton Upper, Lawnside Lower, Ivel Valley and Biggleswade Academy.

From 3.15pm the entertainment in the Market Square, is provided by Biggleswade Gospel Singers, followed by the TAGs Choir and the Emily Thornton School of Dance.

From 5.30pm its the bands, with the Edward Peake Steel Band and the Stotfold Salvation Army Band, before moving into community carols with the Biggleswade Choral Society, and the Edward Peake School choir.

All this builds up to the finale of the Christmas message and the Christmas lights switch-on at 7pm before a festive sing-a-long.

And there is something for all the family with a Christmas market, hot food, children’s fairground rides and of course Santa’s Grotto.

There will also be a chance for youngsters to buy Christmas stars for their messages to go on the tree if they have not already.

The markets will have stalls selling a variety of goodies, including handcrafted stained glass gifts and farm goods, flowers and winter baskets as well as Christmas decorations and gifts.

There will be nativity items on sale as well as a special gifts for your pets.

Food stalls will be selling traditional winter fare such as roasted chestnuts and turkey rolls, but you can also try hog roast, and a variety of sausages.

The traditional lights switch on will be at 7pm by the Carnival Court.