SK3516 : Christmas lights switch-on night, Ashby

taken 4 years ago, near to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Christmas lights switch-on night, Ashby
Christmas lights switch-on night, Ashby
Looking down Market Street from the east end, immediately after the Christmas lights were switched on. The switch-on event is of significant scale, with the street filled with festive food stalls. During the event, traffic is diverted through North and South Street, on a one-way system.
Traditionally, every shop on Market street would have a small Christmas tree mounted on their wall, decorated with colourful lights. Recently, these lights have been replaced with white LED lights, and this year they have been replaced with plastic snowflake LED lights. Similarly, the main Christmas tree, located further down the street (not visible here) SK3516 : Ashby Christmas tree, 2017, is now an artificial cone. It does not look quite as bad as what people feared.
Here is a view a few minutes before the lights were turned on. SK3516 : Christmas lights switch-on night, Ashby
The white clouds further down the street are clouds of paper snowflake confetti, released when the tree was switched on.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 December, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 2 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Ashby  Market Street 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3585 1678 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.8475N 1:28.2211W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3595 1681
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Ashby De La Zouch  Christmas Lights  Christmas Tree  Food Festival 

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