Buxton's Christmas trees 'will be ready' for town's lantern parade

Christmas in Buxton. Photo: Jason Chadwick.
Christmas in Buxton. Photo: Jason Chadwick.

Buxton’s Christmas trees will be in place and decorated ready for the town’s lantern parade, the council has confirmed.

High Peak Borough Council has reassured residents that Christmas has not been forgotten, following the absence of the trees for the lights switch-on in the Pavilion Gardens last Friday.

Sarah James wrote on the Advertiser's Facebook page: "Where is the Christmas tree on the Market Place? Always there for the Christmas switch-on. Are the council cutting back on the Christmas trees around the town this year?"

Sandra Drennan added: "Oh dear! Please say the trees are going to arrive soon!"

A spokesperson for High Peak Borough Council said the event at the Pavilion Gardens always took place at the same time of year to coincide with the Grand Christmas Bazaar, and that it was in addition to the lantern parade event on December 2 which is organised by Buxton Sparkles.

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She said: “The Christmas trees for the Market Place and the bottom of The Slopes are being delivered and decorated this week and will be in place for the lantern parade.

“The council recognises the importance of the festive period to people and businesses and is aiming to support both of these community events.”