Cromwell is lighting up winter

This Saturday, the Cromwell Mall will spring alive to light up the winter gloom with dazzling lights, entertainment and a night market for all ages. ‘Light Up Winter’ this year has been organised by the Cromwell Districts Promotion Group and will feature a number of exciting events. 

The evening’s celebrations will begin at 4:30pm with magician Jonathan Usher’s performance in the mall which will be followed by a mass lantern release at 6:00pm. The release, held at the Big Fruit Reserve, will be serenaded by Gina Schmitz’s acoustic guitar set. A number of competitions are also being held on the night, from the Light Up Your Hat to the Window Display competitions. 

Bridgitte Tait from the CDPG says that, “Light Up Winter is a great night out for the whole community,” and that, “we want everyone to get stuck in, so we’ve made sure that there is something for young and old. There are three spaces for the kids to go hide from the cold,” says Brigitte, “the library will play host to the craft cave and face painter and will have two story times. The kids can also go have a play with Duplo and playdough at PaperPlus, while the older ones can hang out at the Youth Centre.”

Bridgette and her team are also excited to announce that, “the team from MoreFM’s breakfast show will also be joining us this year.” On top of this, a number of food and drink items will be available to the public, “From bacon butties and hotdogs to lamb ciabattas and pancakes, there is sure to be something to suit every taste,” says Gretchen Nightingale, Community Relationship Manager for the CDPG. “There will also be lovely hot chocolate, warm Ribena, and lovely mulled wine to warm everyone up. Looking forward to seeing you there!”


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