LOCAL actor Jason Durr will be switching on the Christmas lights in Tetbury on Thursday, December 7.

The switch on, at Market House at 6pm, will be preceded by a torch-lit procession at 5.35pm from St Mary's Church.

There will also be community singing, performances by Avening Silver band, market stalls and late-night shopping. Santa’s grotto will be upstairs in Market House 6.15-7.30pm. Entry is £2 per child, and it includes a gift.

All car parks will be free from 4pm.

Church Street will be closed 4:30-8pm.