Weston’s Christmas lights to be switched on this week, with £500 prize up for grabs

Weston Christmas lights in 2017.

Weston Christmas lights in 2017. - Credit: Archant

The Mercury’s Christmas competition starts in style this week, with prizes worth £2,000 to give away over the festive season.

The moment the Christmas lights were switched on last year. Picture: Sam Frost

The moment the Christmas lights were switched on last year. Picture: Sam Frost - Credit: Archant

Five Gold Rings begins on Thursday, with the Mercury and Weston Business Improvement District teaming up to give away four prizes worth £500 at the late-night shopping events in town.

Parking will be free in the Sovereign Shopping Centre after 3pm and lucky winners will walk away with the perfect present for a loved one.

The first night of the competition coincides with the illumination of Weston’s Christmas lights in the Italian Gardens, with the festivities starting at 5pm.

Britain’s Got Talent’s Marvin Muoneke will wow the crowd with his smooth vocals before switching on the lights with mayor Mike Lyall at 6pm.

Five Gold Rings winners Richard and Josie Masters. Picture: Martin Slade

Five Gold Rings winners Richard and Josie Masters. Picture: Martin Slade - Credit: Archant


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To find out the first prize up for grabs, pick up a copy of the Mercury on Thursday.

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