High Wycombe's is gearing up for an "action-packed" final few months of the year after a challenging summer.

There are plenty of socially-distanced events and activities planned by HWBIDCo, the company that manages the town centre.

Instead of the Christmas lights switch on, which usually sees hundreds of people flock to the town centre and cram together at Frogmoor for the countdown, there will be a "lights experience" instead.

But it's not all about Christmas - Halloween is set to be celebrated, the highly-anticipated vegan market will return and a campaign promoting special deals for town centre businesses will help support the local economy.

Here is what you can expect:

September - ShowBus Flyby and FiveFest

As we have already written about, the world's biggest bus parade is coming to High Wycombe on Sunday, September 27 from 10am to 3pm.

Up to 100 classic buses and coaches will leave the M40 services at Beaconsfield and Wheatley every couple of minutes from 10am, stopping briefly at venues along the route so people can take photos.

The buses will stop at Wycombe Retail Park, High Wycombe bus station and High Wycombe High Street.

The event will also feature the first electric bus to visit the town and will be welcomed into the High Street by current High Wycombe Mayor, Maz Hussain.

Sunday, September 27 also marks the launch of FiveFest - a two-week campaign until October 11 with shops and restaurants across the town centre promoting special deals and services for just a fiver.

Retailers taking part will have a poster in the window - and HWBIDCo will also have special promotions on their social media.

October - Halloween ghost tours

A professional ghost hunter will lead ghost walks through the town on Sunday, October 25 and Saturday, October 31. Unearth the ghoulish past of High Wycombe on free family-friendly tours.

They will be pre-bookable in advance, with updates on how to book being released soon.

November - vegan market returns and Christmas celebrations start

A feast for foodies will be on offer on Saturday, November 8, as the vegan market brings more than 30 specialist stalls from across the UK to the town.

There will be an array of healthy food, artisan savouries, sweet bakes, craft cheeses, handmade cosmetics and ethical clothing on offer.

Instead of a traditional Christmas lights switch on ceremony, there will instead be an immersive 'lights experience' installed and lit up around the town from Thursday, November 26.

Buildings in Frogmoor, the High Street and Desborough Road will be festively decked out with projected scenes and dancing lights scattered throughout.

The experience can be enjoyed every evening until Christmas.

December - Christmas fun continues with films and games

A giant LED cinema screen is going to be popping up in Frogmoor from Thursday, December 17 to Wednesday, December 23, for the Festive Film Club.

Two Christmas classics will be screened each day at 12pm and 2pm - featuring all the festive greats like Elf, Polar Express, Home Alone and more.

The screenings will be free to attend and there will be seating available, so bring a fluffy blanket and enjoy some festive fun.

On Saturday, December 19, shoppers can try their luck to win Christmas goodies galore with a special 'Spin and Win - Festive Wheel of Fortune' from 11am to 4pm.

All you need to do is show a receipt from any town centre shop or restaurant that day and take a spin. Every player is guaranteed a win but there is also a festive jackpot to hit.

Melanie Williams, the chief executive of HWBIDCo, said: "We’ve put huge consideration into our calendar for the remainder of 2020, balancing the need for social distancing with engaging and exciting activations.

"Whilst it’s been a tough year for everyone, we want to continue celebrating High Wycombe – from roadshow tours, pop up markets and even a giant outdoor cinema this Christmas, there’s so much going on - we’re excited to welcome the community into the heart of the town centre this autumn and winter.”

Steve Bowles, Buckinghamshire Council's cabinet member for town centre regeneration, added: "I'm very pleased that, despite the coronavirus pandemic, residents and visitors to High Wycombe will still be able to enjoy a range of activities and events over the next few months.

"From ghost walks to a vegan market to the lights experience, there's definitely something for everyone."