Christmas starts at Jingle Bell Court

Father Christmas and his reindeers dropped into Jingle Bell Court at the delight of the visitors on Saturday 17th November to officially switch on the Christmas Lights from the balcony of the Everyman Cinema.

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There were festive performances from a brass band and choir from Welford on Avon Primary School in the lead up to the event, together with the chance to get up close and personal with some of Father Christmas’ reindeers.

As the winner of Stratford’s Make a Wish Campaign, Hal joined Father Christmas on the balcony of the Everyman cinema to mark the start of Christmas in Stratford by lighting up the tree in the centre of Jingle Bell Court.

Stratford’s very own Betsy Harmony then closed the event with an hour of Christmas classics.