Harlesden festive community fair and Christmas lights switch on this weekend

PUBLISHED: 14:32 28 November 2018 | UPDATED: 14:33 28 November 2018

Christmas lights switch on in Harlesden 2017.

Christmas lights switch on in Harlesden 2017.


Harlesden will light up this weekend with a carnival feel to the Christmas lights switch on.

Head down to the High Street and Craven Park Road on Saturday for a festive fair organised by the Harlesden Festive Lights Cooperative (HFLC).

From 1pm to 7pm people can enjoy entertainment, shopping opportunities and festive refreshments.

Young award winning performers from the St Michaels and All Angels Steel Orchestra will get the party atmosphere started.

Dancers from Mahogany Carnival Masqueraders and gospel singing from V2V Gospel Choir are also taking to the stage.

HFLC formed to show the rest of the community what can be achieved when people work together as a team to promote Harlesden and make it a better place for all.

Co-chair and founder Leroy Simpson, said: “I am looking forward to seeing the Harlesden community and visitors enjoy the day that the cooperative has worked hard to arrange for them.

“We hope to prove again that “Together Everyone Achieves More”, please come and support the event and local businesses.

Paul Harrison, community brand ambassador for Tropical Sun, said: “It is a privilege for Tropical Sun to be supporting this year’s Harlesden Community’s festival lights. We will add a bit of spice to the festival.”

The lights will be switched on at 4.30pm.

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