Soham Christmas Lights: when and where is the switch on this year?

A house in Julius Martin Lane, Soham, has been covered in Christmas decorations since September to r

A house in Julius Martin Lane, Soham, has been covered in Christmas decorations since September to raise money for East Anglia's Children's Hospices. - Credit: Archant

Soham’s Christmas lights will be turned on next Friday evening after the town’s annual Christmas Fayre.

A house in Julius Martin Lane, Soham, has been covered in Christmas decorations since September to r

A house in Julius Martin Lane, Soham, has been covered in Christmas decorations since September to raise money for East Anglia's Children's Hospices. - Credit: Archant

Taking place on Friday November 24, the firework opening and switch-on will take place at 6pm.

There will be free fairground rides, Father Christmas and grotto, food, games, gifts, crafts, music and more.

A house in Julius Martin Lane, Soham, has been covered in Christmas decorations since September to r

A house in Julius Martin Lane, Soham, has been covered in Christmas decorations since September to raise money for East Anglia's Children's Hospices. - Credit: Archant

The event is organised by Soham Heritage and Tourism and St Andrew’s Church.

The free fairground rides are sponsored by Soham Town Council.


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The winners of a Christmas-based story-writing competition organised by Soham Library will also get the chance to help Father Christmas turn on the lights on the night. Entries need to be in by tomorrow, Friday November 17.

Meanwhile, a house on Julius Martin Lane, Soham, has been covered in Christmas decorations since September – to raise money for the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices charity.

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The couple responsible are retired husband and wife, Helen and John Attlesey. They decorate their home on Julius Martin Lane top to bottom every year.

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