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COME TOGETHER: Duo plan village wide Christmas lights celebration for Kings Langley

 Published on: 13th October 2020   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two friends from Kings Langley have decided to not let COVID-19 dampen the Christmas spirit across the village and have come up with a new tradition.

After the annual Christmas light switch on in the village was cancelled, Bob Best and Liam Radmore drummed up an idea which would allow a light switch on to take place whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines.

They decided as a compromise it would be a great idea if everyone across the village switched on their Christmas lights on the same day at the same time.

The plan is for everyone to switch on their Christmas lights on Saturday, December 5 at 6pm.

Bob Best, resident and DJ, said he hopes the event can be something everyone across the village will remember forever.

He said: “If we did a countdown from ten, everyone could switch on their lights at the same time.

“Maybe this is a way everyone can celebrate Christmas together still and something that is a bit different.”

Bob wants to encourage everyone in the village to get involved, as together with Liam they will be playing music from their streets for a couple of hours and are hoping that other streets will do the same to have their own celebrations.

He said: “We are encouraging other streets to get involved and have their own socially distanced Christmas party.

“I’m hoping it will create a Christmas party whilst everyone is standing on their own doorstep.”

Bob’s only condition for those who want to get involved in the village wide celebration is no fireworks.

He said: “Dogs go crazy when there are fireworks and then people can’t enjoy themselves.

“I’m hoping there will be no fireworks because it will spoil it for everyone.”

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