By John Smith • 13 November 2019 • 14:50
One of last year’s popular illuminations
Credit: Gibraltar Cultural Services/John Bugeja
THIS year’s Christmas Festival of Lights, organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority, will be illuminated on Friday November 22 at Casemates Square
Father Christmas will switch on the Christmas Lights at approximately 7.30pm and this will be followed by the opening of Santa’s Grotto also at Casemates Square.
The programme of events includes:
6pm – Live music with Christian Santos
6.15pm – Performances by the Calpe Band, Band & Drums Association with the Sea Scouts Pipe & Drum Band, the St Anne’s Middle School Choir, GAMPA choir and Danza Academy.
7.15pm – Video Presentation.
7.30pm – Switch-on Christmas Lights ceremony
7.40pm – Opening of Santa’s Grotto.
Following the ceremony, the illuminations will light up automatically every day until January 6, 2020.
As is customary the lights will remain on throughout the nights of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve January 5 2020.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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