Councillors help fund New Malden Christmas lights show

Kingston’s Mayor will ride in style when she attends the annual ceremony to switch on the Christmas lights in New Malden on Friday 29 November.

This year’s event has been backed by £1,400 from the council’s Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Committee, adding to money from fundraising and donations by local businesses and the community.

The Mayor, Councillor Penny Shelton, will join Santa Claus in his sleigh in a procession down High Street as the town centre’s lights come on next Friday, 29 November.

Organised by New Malden Rotary Club and Malden Fortnight, the festivities include Santa’s Grotto in St George’s Square where presents donated by local store Tudor Williams will be handed out to children.

The lights will be switched on at 5.30pm, and there will be music, food and a Christmas fair at New Malden Methodist Church.

Councillors Patrick Codd and Ken Smith, Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Committee co-chairs, said:

“We are pleased to be able to support such a worthy event that helps to promote small business in our High Street.”

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