BARRY’S independent shopping street will host some family-friendly entertainment when it switches on its Christmas light, from 4pm to 8pm, this Friday, November 29.

High Street traders are geared up to welcome customers, new and old, to the popular shopping district where they can see Barry champion boxer Lee Selby and his brother Andrew Selby bring on the festive feeling by triggering the lights at 7pm.

The annual event, supported by Barry Town Council, and assisted by the Vale council, is billed as an occasion to enjoy some all-generations fun with the stores encouraging everyone to step inside and see what treats are in store.

Professional security staff and stewards, first aiders, police, and PCSOs will attend the event - providing a reassuring presence and local volunteers will be available on the night to assist with any needs.

The High Street Traders Association and West Coast Conveyancing Ltd have taken pride in organising 2019’s High Street Christmas Light Switch On and they want to enhance the local community spirit by involving all local entertainers and business owners.

High Street promises fabulous stage entertainment, magical street entertainment, late night shopping from all your favourite High Street shops, Christmas Carols, live bands, hot food and drinks, a vintage fairground, Nativity role play, balloon modelling, special surprises and a visit from Barry Round Table’s Santa who will arrive on his sleigh.

Now in a Minute will perform their Christmas set after the Selby brothers depart the stage, but keep an eye out, throughout, for the mischievous Elf on the Shelf who will be causing trouble on walkabouts among the crowd.

You can catch local magicians from The Small Space, who will be entertaining the public with their Mystical Victorian act.

Princes Street Baptist Church will provide a fantastic Nativity set up where you can get involved, dress up, and take photographs.

Tenovus Choir will perform from 5pm, near West Coast Conveyancing Ltd, and local band The Scoundrels will perform outside HQ2 Salon throughout the evening.

The vintage fairground will be fun for all the family, with hook-a-duck, children’s ride and candyfloss too.

And High Streets very own Dr Bob’s Balloons will create balloon masterpieces for all to enjoy, alongside Charlie Bubbles from A Handful of Hats.

The Vale Youth bus will keep children busy, and firefighters will park a fire engine in the street from 4pm to 5pm.

The organisers promise a magical Christmassy evening filled with Christmas spirit and maybe even some snow.