Gravesham’s diverse Christmas lights display earns national award

PUBLISHED: 14:31 11 September 2015

Gravesham Christmas lights

Gravesham Christmas lights


The council took second place in the final of the Revive & Thrive Christmas light competition

After finishing second in a national competition for the best Christmas lights display, Gravesham council took home the £3,000 prize.

The council has said the money will be used on this year’s light display around the clock tower.

Mark Barnes, Managing Director of Revive & Thrive said: “What everyone loved was that you were not scared to celebrate Christmas and embrace multiple cultures. Where others seem scared to celebrate a religious festival you invited other religions to join in.

“This wasn’t the only great thing about your presentation but the one that made you stand out.”

Leader of Gravesham council, John Cubitt said “While other towns have been losing their lights the council and its partners and sponsors have striven to maintain and improve the quality of the display year on year.”

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