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Borough Market Christmas Lights Switch-On

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Borough Market is attempting to create the UK's longest paperchain made of handwritten Christmas messages, wishes and greetings.

The chain will be unveiled as part of the Christmas lights switch on which will be backed by a traditionally festive ensemble of carols, warm mince pies and mulled wine.

Contributors are being encouraged to make a donation to Borough Market's chosen Christmas charity, Plan Zheroes, which aims to tackle food waste. Traders at Borough have donated surplus food at the end of Saturday's trading day which has created over 50,000 meals for vulnerable people so far.

A professional team of artists will add the personalised chain links to the installation, which will include over 300 drops from a 100sqft ceiling of baubles, wreaths and lights ahead of official switch-on on Wednesday 30th November.

The last link of the record-breaking paperchain will be joined by Laura Hopper, CEO of Plan Zheroes, at 6.30pm before she hits the switch on the rest of the decorations, bathing the market in light.

To add to the festivities, The Borough Market Choir will be performing on the evening whilst visitors will be offered delicious mulled wine and warm home-made mince pies to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.


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8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL
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