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Fireworks and Celebrations are a hit for Lowestoft

Lowestoft town centre experienced a night filled with festive colours and Christmas cheer with last night’s (22nd December) shopping event, thanks to Lowestoft Vision part of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Lowestoft & Waveney.

Shoppers were greeted by elves, Santa’s and all sorts of festive fancy dress by retailers while they grabbed their last minute Christmas shopping.

A great number of people competed in the Heart FM Whirlwind Competition in the Britten Centre as they tried to collect as many hearts as possible in two minutes. Others took along their little ones to meet the snow princess and her snow man.

14 businesses in the town centre took part in a fancy dress competition and battled it out to become the best turned out store.

Deputy Mayor Cllr Mary Rudd had the difficult job of judging all the fantastic stores who took part in the festive dress competition. Fourteen stores took part all in all which is an incredible amount. Each store was judged on Originality, Christmas Spirit and team effort.

Deputy Mayor Cllr Mary Rudd said “It was really hard to judge, so many stores took part and really made an effort, and after a much deliberation we couldn’t split Palmers and the Body Shop who were both worthy winners.

“Well done to you and to everyone else who took part it was great fun and showed the spirit of Christmas”
 
Crowds then gathered at 7:30pm for the amazing fireworks display which lit up the Lowestoft sky. 
 
Darren Newman, Lowestoft Vision Manager said “Lowestoft Vision work on behalf of local retailers and after feedback, we made some changes this year for late night shopping and opted for a one off event. We are delighted with the turnout and I think the first town centre fireworks display has been a big hit.
“Lowestoft Vision would like to thank all the retailers who took part in the event for their continued support”.
 
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