Still time to see your name in (Christmas) lights

PUBLISHED: 19:02 03 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:55 11 May 2010

ALAN PUTZ with his upside-down Christmas tree. 3244DW011

ALAN PUTZ with his upside-down Christmas tree. 3244DW011

THERE are just days left to enter The Crow s £150 Christmas lights competition The Crow has teamed up with Enfield Electrical and Royston town centre management to offer prizes of £50 and £100 to the businesses who put together Royston s most original fes

THERE are just days left to enter The Crow's £150 Christmas lights competition

The Crow has teamed up with Enfield Electrical and Royston town centre management to offer prizes of £50 and £100 to the businesses who put together Royston's most original festive lights displays.

The closing date is this Sunday, to coincide with the Royston Christmas Carnival.

Plenty of businesses have already been getting their thinking caps on to come up with original and imaginative designs to catch the eye of the judges.

One such business is A to Z Flooring, in Angel Pavement, where owner Alan Putz's decorations include an upside down Christmas tree.

Anyone still wishing to enter should collect their free Christmas lights from town centre manager Geraint Burnell and use them to create a display on their premises.

Prizes being awarded for the most creative displays, and Enfield Electrical, which has supplied all the Christmas lights used in Royston this year, has donated both cash prizes.

This year's Christmas Carnival promises to be the best ever, with a special Christmas Farmers Market in the main market square, and the biggest ever gift fair, which will be assembled in the Ballroom and Oak Room of the Old Bull Inn, and the Market Hill Rooms.

Town centre manager Geraint Burnell said: "I am very pleased to finally be able to confirm that Santa will once again be finding his way to the High Street.

"Magnificent donations from Stationery Cupboard, Shop on the Corner, Cave Shop and Market One have ensured there will be presents in Santa's sack. All that remains is for the elves to get wrapping."

Father Christmas and his gazebo will once more be located in the garden of the former toy shop. The Royston Fire Service will be located in the John Street car park (at the north end of Market Hill) with some interesting displays, while a mini-funfair will be in operation at the end of Angel Pavement.

Festivities commence at 10am, with the feature attractions scheduled to close at 3pm (although Santa may have to depart a little earlier). All the shops offering seasonal items throughout the centre of Royston will be open all day for Christmas shopping.

For more information, contact the town centre manager's office on 01763 248564.

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