There will be some new additions to this year’s Christmas lights in Weymouth.

The big switch-on will take place on Saturday November 25 - and will see the introduction of festive lighting installed on the seafront near Greenhill Gardens as well as in the town centre.

Lights have been installed on the Victorian lampposts from Brunswick Terrace to the rock groyne.

Weymouth Town Council will be installing its tree on New Bond Street where the focus of the switch-on will take place.

Dorset Echo: festive lights being attached to the Victorian lamppostsfestive lights being attached to the Victorian lampposts (Image: Weymouth Town Council)

Town mayor, Cllr Kate Wheller, who will be doing the countdown by the tree at 5pm, said: "I'm excited to be switching on the Christmas lights this year, and it's fantastic to see the extra lighting that has been installed by Weymouth Town Council towards Greenhill Gardens.

“This will be a welcome addition to the rest of the festive lights around the town centre.

"I would encourage everyone to take advantage of all the festive events happening throughout the day on November 25, rounded off with watching the Christmas lights switch-on."

The event coincides with many other exciting activities and entertainment happening in the town that are being organised by We Are Weymouth (BID).

There will be street entertainers in the town centre between 10am and 4pm and stage entertainment in New Bond Street from 12pm to 6pm.

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This includes an elf street party and parade at 11.30am where people are encouraged to dress up as an elf, along with a host of elf-related workshops and a Father Christmas grotto.

There will also be a performance from popular band the Leggomen and an appearance from former Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson.

Free parking in Dorset Council car parks in Weymouth town centre will also be available to coincide with all the events happening on the day.

Dawn Rondeau, chief operations Officer at We Are Weymouth, added: "We are thrilled to support Weymouth Town Council’s lights switch on with an elf parade and street party, including acts such as the panto cast and the Leggomen on the stage.

"We are excited that there will be a month of events throughout the town many around the tree, which people can choose to visit Weymouth for, over the Christmas period."