The event is a local fixture in the festive calendar and helps bring the community together
Enfield Christmas Parade of Lights returns for its twelfth year this weekend – culminating with the traditional lights switch-on event and free fireworks display in Enfield Town.
Sunday’s parade features eye-catching floats, carol singers and fundraisers from local charities, and has been running since 2011 with the support of The Old Enfield Charitable Trust and Palace Gardens Shopping Centre, plus several other Enfield businesses.
Throughout the afternoon on Market Place there will be a mini funfair, an exhibition of vehicles from Whitewebbs Motor Museum, stalls from local community groups and festive songs on the bandstand.
The parade then starts at 4pm from Enfield Civic Centre before winding its way along Baker Street, Lancaster Road, Chase Side and Church Street before reaching Fountain Island.
A fireworks display sponsored by Pearsons as part of their 120th birthday celebrations will take place from 5.45pm.
Organising the parade this year is Christina Culora. Inviting local residents to join in, she said: “With lots to see and do in Enfield Market Place and Palace Gardens Shopping Centre from 2-6pm, the parade itself starts outside the civic centre at 4pm.
“Come down to see new additions this year and join in the fun! Grab your hats and gloves, dress up in lights to watch the parade pass, and remember to wave to Penfield… but who is it?? Find out on Sunday!”
Businesses supporting the Parade of Lights this year include Pearsons, F. Upson Funeral Directors, G. Mantella Jewellers Enfield, Cottage Fields and 3 Drakes.