Farsley Christmas lights switch on 2023, parade times and road closures

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Flashback to Farsley's big switch on in 2021.

On Wednesday, 29 November Farsley will once again be switching on its Christmas Lights.

Farsley was one of the first areas in Leeds to have a Christmas Light Celebration and the volunteer organisers say that each year it is getting harder to fund the event. The community of Farsley has rallied round ,raising money through crowdfunding, which is still open for donations.

From 5pm until 8pm Town Street will be shut to through traffic and diversions will be in place with no access to the side roads.

The annual parade will start at 6.30pm. In Charles Street car park there will be a funfair and in Sunny Bank Mills car park there will be a Christmas Market.

At 7pm there will an official countdown, followed to a firework display over Farsley.

Many of the shops and cafes will be opening late.

Road closures and diversions

If coming from Bradford Road and you need access to Farfield, Croft Street etc then it is best to either turn up Richmond Road or come by way of Dawson Corner and the Civic Hall.

If you need access from Bradford Road to the Springbanks and on to Bagley Lane then turn down New Street by Go Outdoors and then turn right into Newlands. Otherwise you will be diverted along Frances Street to New Street (Frances Street is narrow). There is no access down New Street into Town Street.

Access to Red Lane, Water Lane area of Farsley is best up Priesthorpe Road and then up Wadlands or turn of The Ring Road at Priesthorpe Road and up Wadlands. There is no access into Town Street from Water Lane.

If you are coming down Calverley Lane from the Ring Road for access to Bagley Lane then you will be diverted either through the Kirklees or behind the Cenotaph at The Green. The Green will have restricted access between 6pm and 7.30pm for the parade.

Access from Rodley to Farsley either by Bagley Lane or Coal Hill then up through the Springbanks. There is no access from Wesley Street into Town Street.

Any cars parked in Andrew Square car park will not be able to get out from 5pm to 8pm. Charles Street Car Park will be shut on the day to allow for the funfair.

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