Choir, brass band and Santa to help light up village this weekend

Birkenshaw Christmas lights event will be held at the community hall on Bradford Road.
Birkenshaw Christmas lights event will be held at the community hall on Bradford Road.
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A choir, brass band, stalls and even Father Christmas himself will be in Birkenshaw this weekend for the village’s Christmas lights switch on.

The village will be hosting a fun-packed day on Sunday December 6 at its annual Christmas fair and switch on.

Fund raising by the Birkenshaw Village Association has gone well this year and are hoping to make the Christmas Lights event better even than last year’s.

Alan Kent, the association, said: “Birkenshaw’s Christmas fair will be the biggest yet with stalls in the community hall and the Scout HQ.

“There will also be stalls in the scout marquee on the lawn outside the church, so if you’re stuck for a present or just in the mood for shopping please come and have a look at what will be on offer.

“Please come out and support us.”

Food and drink will be available and there will also be entertainment on offer.

Father Christmas will be flying his sleigh into the community hall just after 2pm and the outdoor stage will feature Birkenshaw First School Choir, Drighlington Brass Band and festive Christmas tunes.

The lucky winner of the children’s raffle will switch on the village Christmas lights at 4.15pm and see Birkenshaw lit up.

A winning lamp post design from the Birkenshaw Primary School competition will be displayed outside the community hall.