Big Switch On For St Mary’s Christmas Lights

The St Mary’s Christmas lights will be switched on this evening.

The event, which was originally started by John Hicks, has been running for over twenty years and this year has been organised by multiple groups and individuals, who have looked after different areas of the High Town and Old Town.

Maggie Perkovic is one of the organisers. She says it’s an island tradition, which highlights the best elements of life in Scilly.

Maggie says it’s something very special, just for Scilly, and many people home or visiting for Christmas appreciate the event.

At 6pm, the lights in Church St, Hugh St, The Strand, Quay and Old Town Bay and the Christmas Tree in The Park will be turned on by Daniel Perry, whose father Clinton has been heavily involved in the preparations. There’ll also be carols and a religious service.

If the winds and rain continue this evening, the event will be moved into the Scillonian Club.

 



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