CHRISTMAS lights will once again bring festive cheer to town and village centres across Hillingdon.

There will be Christmas carols and seasonal music on the forecourt of the Civic Centre, Uxbridge, on Friday, November. 30 when the Mayor, Cllr John Morgan, and MP Boris Johnson will switch on the lights of this year’s 35ft Christmas tree at 5.30pm.

This year, the borough is spending more than £151,000 on its own lighting displays, with an additional £38,000 in grants to support town centres.

This year, there will be displays in Eastcote, Glebe Estate, Harefield, Harlington, Harmondsworth Road (Sipson), Harmondsworth, Sipson, Hayes, Kingshill Avenue, Hillingdon East, Ruislip, South Ruislip, Uxbridge, Yiewsley and West Drayton.

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Ickenham Festival Committee, Northwood Residents Association, Northwood Hills Residents Association and Ruislip Manor Chamber of Commerce will each benefit from grants so they can independently co-ordinate their illuminations.

The borough’s libraries will also be getting into the festive spirit, with more than 50 activities for adults, families and young people throughout December.

This year’s events include a sing-a-long film screening of Frozen at Harlington Library on Wednesday, December 2, at 3.30pm.

Council leader Ray Puddifoot, said: “Our investment in Christmas lighting and events will attract shoppers and visitors to our town centres and villages.”