Christmas is coming to Cecil Square thanks to another community effort

The Cecil Square Christmas tree last year

Cecil Square in Margate will be lit up for Christmas after yet another community effort.

The lights will be switched on at 6pm this Friday (November 29) thanks to financial support from local businesses including CommunityAd, Young’s Nurseries, Proper Coffee, Modern Provider, Pie Factory, Thanet Cars, Margate Baptist Church, and Boys & Maughan.

ELS, Young’s Nurseries, Sign & Safety Co and Goodwins Power Tools have contributed by offering their services either for free or at a lower cost.

After the light switch on Rachel Hamlin will be leading a young group from Treble Performing Arts with a 10 minute festive performance.

This is the third time the community has clubbed together to make sure the square has a tree and lights following the first fundraiser in 2017.

A tree will also be lit in the Old Town on Saturday at 4.30pm with the mayor doing the honours. There will also be carol singing.

That will be followed by The Social Singing Choir at Margate Museum from 6pm. The Choir will be celebrating the Christmas tree illumination but also the release of their first record on Moshi Records.

The event is free but seating is limited and it is on a first come first served basis. There will be a bar offering red wine, Prosecco, soft drinks and our limited edition ales from the Northdown Brewery.
Suggested donation for entry £3

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