13 Nov 2017
The Christmas lights in St Albans will be more spectacular than ever this year, with dozens of prominent trees being decorated with thousands of multi-coloured lights.
A total of 36 tall trees that line both sides of St Peter’s Street, stretching from the Town Hall to The Cock pub, will be illuminated by St Albans BID.
The BID is working to improve the Christmas Lights throughout the City Centre during its five year tenure. This requires major infrastructure improvements to the power and structure network to future-proof the display safely.
Christmas 2017 will see over 10,000 LED multicoloured lights on the trees lining St Peter’s Street to enhance the Council’s decorations in the rest of the City. The state-of-the-art LED lights will brighten the City Centre until 4 January but use very little energy so are also environmentally sound.
BID Manager Helen Burridge said: “The new lights are fantastic decorations which are going to attract even more visitors to the City Centre over the Christmas period and for years to come.
“Look out for a surprise later in December …the lights are not all that they seem! In future years, we will be investing a bespoke festive display for the whole City Centre and will make further infrastructure improvements too.”
The light switch on, delivered by St Albans Council, along with the other City Centre lights, will take place on Sunday 26 November.