There's a definite buzz in the area for the activities in Hitchin on Friday 23 November 2012.
Shops are planning to open later and it might be the start of a particularly lovely Christmas season in the town.
Don't forget to find your map in this week's Comet and just say 'Hi' to 26 independent Hitchin businesses for your chance to win £400 in vouchers.
You could even start it off tomorrow evening.
Ther's a festive market and activities from 4pm, with the lights actually coming to life at 7pm.
Come and meet up with friends, family and neighbours and soak up the atmosphere. You know it'll be lovely!
31st May 2012
Writer and sax player. Brought up in Hitchin and - apart from uni and some ensuing madness of life in London - I've always lived here.