Plug is pulled on Christmas lights events

Plug is pulled on Christmas lights events

Plug is pulled on Christmas lights events

Christmas lights switch-on events in Grimsby and Cleethorpes have been cancelled this year due to Covid-19.

While the festive illuminations will still be put up, there will be no public celebrations to mark this due to the threat of coronavirus and rules on mass gatherings.

The Visitor Economy, Services & Retail group (VESR) who organise the Grimsby switch-on each year have made “the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event in order to ensure the safety of those visiting and taking part”.

Liz Parry, Chair of the VESR group, said: “This has not been an easy decision to make, but the health of our residents, visitors, retailers and businesses is of great importance to us.  We understand that a lot of people will be disappointed by our decision, but safety has to be our number one priority.

“We are currently working hard to see how we can bring some festive spirit to the town centre through some smaller activities that will help the local economy and bring the community together.  More details of this will be announced soon.”

Councillor Callum Procter, portfolio holder for tourism, heritage and culture at North East Lincolnshire Council, added: “It’s a great shame that such a popular event in the heart of Grimsby will have to be cancelled, but this is the right decision to keep everyone safe during these times.

“Despite having no physical event this year, the lights will still shine bright for everyone to enjoy and get into the festive spirit.”

Contact Gi Grimsby
Email us:
Follows us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest local stories, breaking news and to join the conversation