THE LEXICON'S Christmas lights will be officially switched on for the first time on Saturday November 18.

The light switch-on will be conducted by 'The Forest Snow Queen', who will be accompanied by a choir from Garth Hill College as she makes her way around the town waving her wand to activate the lights. 

The procession will start in the Princess Square at 5:30pm, before heading through the town centre and finishing in Bond Square, where The Lexicon's Christmas tree lights will be switched on. 

The lights will feature mistletoe, ivy and holly intertwined with classical white lights, to match The Lexicon's celebration of the borough's forest and green spaces.

At this point the Bracknell & Wokingham Community Band will play festive carols and tunes, which will then be followed at 7:30pm by a festive performance from Vocalese, a local choir. 

The day starts at 3pm when festive entertainers, local musicians and choirs will be performing throughout the town centre. 

Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development and regeneration, says: “Our residents and visitors have been delighted by The Lexicon since it opened in September and so this Christmas promises to be a very special one.

"It will be the first Christmas at The Lexicon meaning all our residents can truly enjoy the festive spirit, shop and dine at a variety of places in their very own town centre - something they haven't been able to do for a long time.”

Sue Boor, head of marketing for The Lexicon says:  “We want to make The Lexicon’s first Christmas truly memorable, with plenty of entertainment, magical twinkling lights and community involvement.”