The programme for the lighting up of the Cecil Square Christmas tree has been released.
The honours will be done by Margate schoolgirl Mia Kirkden, 11, and former BB contestant Danny Wisker, who will be with other members of Luke’s Legacy, the Luke Williams Trust – in memory of the former Hartsdown teacher.
A fundraiser was launched this month after it was revealed there would be no Christmas tree in the square this year.
The town’s tree, which is funded by the Margate mayor and charter trustees, is being placed in the Old Town instead.
The decision followed last year’s “shambolic” tree that was put in place with just one string of lights.
The display was so appalling that local companies, including Falcon Electrical and Security Ltd, Off The Hook Productions, DAM High Access, Goodwins Power Tools Margate, and CommunityAd Web Ltd and residents including Mia Kirkden got together to decorate and light the tree properly.
This year Falcon Electrical & Security Limited CommunityAd Web Ltd and Off The Hook Productions have stepped in again – raising funds for the tree, lights and installation.
The crowdfunder page, created by Rachel Hamlin, Louis Mayhew and Kelly Stacey, surpassed its £1,200 target paying for the tree, from Westgate Pet and Garden Centre, put in place by Great West Autos Transport and Crane Hire, lights and decorations and planning permission.
The switch on event will be on Friday, December 8 from 4pm to 6pm.
Full line up
4pm-4:15pm Event kicks off
4:15-4:20 Silver Slipper performance
4:20-4:40 Decade Diva Show
4:40-3pm Off The Hook Productions Elite Academy Stars
5pm-5:10 Christmas Tree Lights Switch On with Danny Wisker and the Luke Williams Trust and Mia Kirkden
5:15-5:35 Off The Hook Productions Performers
5:30-6pm Red- solo singer
The Queen Street car park will be temporarily be suspended from 3pm-6pm to ensure members of the public are safe during the event.
How disgusting that the Council can’t even be festive enough to waive the Planning Permission fee?
Can this *really* be true that they have charged £300?