70 Kesgrave houses switch on for Festive Light Trail

The Kesgrave Christmas Lights Trail
James Duncan
Byline: Sonya Duncan

James Duncan with Santa at the Kesgrave Festive Lights Trail - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Deck the streets with boughs of fairy lights - 70 houses in Kesgrave have joined this year's festive lights trail.

Mum-of-two Frankie Nixon organised a Christmas light trail around Kesgrave last year to bring the community together after a tough time in lockdown.

The Kesgrave Christmas Light Trail
Organiser Frankie Nixon (middle) with family and friends before

The Kesgrave Light Trail organiser Frankie Nixon (middle) with family and friends before the switch on - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Kesgrave Christmas Lights Trail
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Inflatable figures are a popular sight outside Kesgrave houses this month - Credit: Sonya Duncan

And she wanted to make the occasion even bigger for 2021, planning a switch-on event on December 4, where Kesgrave houses lit up all at once.

The Kesgrave Christmas Lights Trail
Byline: Sonya Duncan

The Kesgrave Christmas Lights Trail Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Families were invited to the Rupert Fison Square ahead of the switch-on to enjoy some carol singing by the Kesgrave Singers, and the switch-on came at 6pm.

The Kesgrave Christmas Lights Trail
Byline: Sonya Duncan

The Kesgrave Singers perform at the Festive Lights Trail - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Kesgrave Christmas Lights TrailKarson Parker and Lauren AdamsByline: Sonya Duncan

The Kesgrave Christmas Lights Trail Karson Parker and Lauren Adams - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Among the decorations are Santas, snowmen and giant polar bears.

The Kesgrave Christmas Lights Trail
Byline: Sonya Duncan

The Kesgrave Christmas Lights Trail Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Kesgrave Christmas Lights TrailByline: Sonya Duncan

A house all lit up for the Christmas Lights Trail - Credit: Sonya Duncan

A map will be available from the Scout Hall for people hoping to see every participating home.

The Kesgrave Christmas Lights Trail
Byline: Sonya Duncan

The Kesgrave Christmas Lights Trail Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Kesgrave Christmas Lights Trail
Byline: Sonya Duncan

The Kesgrave Christmas Lights Trail Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

In a video posted online, Frankie said: "I just want to thank everyone who is taking part and I hope that everybody goes out and enjoys the trail and has a wonderful Christmas."

The Kesgrave Christmas Lights TrailByline: Sonya Duncan

A house all lit up for the Christmas Lights Trail - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Kesgrave Christmas Lights TrailByline: Sonya Duncan

Families turned out to see the switch-on event - Credit: Sonya Duncan


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