A TOUCH of the Arctic is coming to Dewsbury next month as part of the town’s Christmas festivities.
On November 28, a “polar lights” event will take place in the town centre. Lanterns made by children from Overthorpe and Eastthorpe Schools and Ravensthorpe Sports Action and Arts Group will feature in a procession from Dewsbury Market Hall at 4.30pm.
The procession will be led by a giant polar bear lantern, made by artist Karima Ellis.
Forming a backdrop to the procession will be market stalls along with lanterns in the shape of igloos, icebergs, seals and penguins, with floating snowflakes adding to the atmosphere.
The town’s Christmas lights will then be switched on and the event will finish with a firework finale.
The polar-style event is part of Kirklees Council’s bid to make Christmas shopping a pleasure for the public.
Clr Liz Smaje, cabinet member for leisure and neighbourhood services, said: “It’s great to see so many people working with Kirklees Council to make the festive season special for local people and visitors.”
Other events taking place include a carol concert at Dewsbury Minster at 6pm on November 28.
On December 1 and 15, there will be a ‘festive fables story tour’ in the town centre.
There will be people telling Christmas stories and performing short plays about myths, legends and traditional tales.