Ilkeston - Decorations
w/e 26 November 2017
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

Ilkeston's Christmas lights are usually switched on towards the end of November but the date for this year's event has been fixed for Friday December 1st. That doesn't mean to say preparations aren't well under way.

Notice Board

The switching on ceremony will also be held in conjunction with a Dickensian Evening at the Museum and the notice board there also has details of three Santa Saturdays in December and a Christmas Fayre too.
Town Hall

Decorations have gone up high on the Town Hall this last week and around the balcony where I expect Father Christmas will put in an appearance on Friday if past events are anything to go by.
South Street

Lights and decorations have been strung across all of the town centre streets - these are where South Street meets the Market Place.
East Street

There are more across the end of East Street and the Bank isn't really falling over. It just appears that way as you look up to the stars!
Bath Street

Stars also feature in the decorations across Bath Street along with strings of coloured lights.
Charity Shop

There are more decorations to be seen in many a shop window although the Nativity Scene in The Lighthouse Shop is not for sale and is there purely for decoration.
Albion Centre

The official town centre lights may not be switched on yet but the privately owned Albion Centre has jumped the gun and the precinct has been illuminated by twinkling lights for a little while now.
Ho Ho Ho

The shops in the precinct are also on the ball with their Christmas decorations and this is just one of several windows at the B & M store with festive figures. Do you think the "Ho Ho Ho" means they hope to be laughing all the way to the bank?
Costa Tree

Across from that particular window a Christmas tree with twinkling fairy lights has been erected outside the Costa Coffee shop.
Christmas Tree

The town's main tree though on the Market Place was only put in place this last week and still awaits the official switch on event on Friday.

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