Mystery celebrity

Clifton Village will be transformed when the lights on a giant Christmas Tree are switched on this month. 

The 50 ft tree will be covered in 5,000 LED lights, 100 baubles and wrapped boxes of Christmas presents. 

“A well-known celebrity will be joining us to switch on the lights,”said Tony Miles who organises the event each year. “But we are not identifying the personality until nearer the date”

The lights will be switched on at 6.30 pm on November 8. Just before the switch-on a member of the clergy team at nearby Christ Church will bless the tree. A group of singers from the church will be leading carol singing from 6pm.

The tree and lights are paid for by local traders through Clifton Bid. Shops in the village will be staying open later for Christmas shopping that night.