7th November 2016: There was added excitement at the town centre’s Christmas lights switch-on this year with Chase & Marshall from PAW Patrol making personal appearances in the lead-up to the big event.
Crowds of local families gathered to meet the heroic pups and have their photos taken with the canine duo which brought an extra special element to town centre Christmas festivities.
The PAW Patrol appearances were organised by Luton Business Improvement District (BID) as part of Lighting Up Luton, run by Luton Borough Council.
Luton BID Director, Bashir Dalvi said: “We were delighted to work with Luton Borough Council to support this event and thrilled with the buzz and excitement that Chase & Marshall from PAW Patrol created on the day.
“We are focused on generating a sense of pride in our town and enticing more people into the town centre, especially over the busy festive period. Lighting Up Luton certainly achieved this at the weekend – it was a fantastic display and the feedback from families was that everyone had lots of fun.”
Here are other Christmas highlights being organised by Luton BID:
- A skating rink will return to St George’s Square from 16th December to 6th January, open from 12noon to 8pm, with skating sessions starting on the hour. Skating sessions will cost £4 for a 45-minute session. The rink will close at 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and will be closed for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
- The BID is also funding a spectacular vintage Christmas Carousel, open from 17th The old-fashioned family favourite will be in St George’s Square until Christmas Eve.
- Live performances from talented musicians and artists will entertain shoppers in St George’s Square from 12noon to 4pm on Saturday 10th December and Saturday, 17th
- Another highlight from Luton BID is the return of its free ‘Golden Ticket’ festive prize draw, with eight lucky shoppers set to win a share of £4,000 of vouchers.
For more information on Luton BID and its various events and initiatives throughout the town centre, please visit the BID website www.lutontowncentre.org or contact a member of the BID team by calling 01582 510657 or emailing email@example.com.