Virgin Radio breakfast show presenter Chris Evans will turn on Marlow's Christmas lights this year after filming the event during lockdown last year.

Last year Chris, himself a local resident, secretly filmed the town's renowned Christmas lights 'Switch-On' in lockdown so locals were still able to see and enjoy the event.

This year, he’s back in person and will be on the top of the double-decker bus outside the Chequers pub for the big switch on.

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On November 25, street entertainers on stilts, including Jack Frost, the Snow Queen and the Ice Witch will roam the High Street alongside a trio of Enchanted Ballerinas.

‘Real’ snow will fall, whatever the weather, thanks to snow machines, and visitors are encouraged to add to the magic of the evening by bringing a little sparkle of their own — fairy lights, sparkly hats and light-up jewellery – anything to add to the illuminations.

The High Street will be closed from 5.00 pm with the ‘snow’ and street entertainments starting from 6.00 pm with the Switch-On ceremony will take place at 6.30 pm.

Richard Scott, Mayor of Marlow, said: “This year’s event will be better than ever.

"We’re delighted that Chris is joining us in person and we’re hoping that everyone helps light up the town with their own versions of Christmas lights.”