Luton will be lit up again this Christmas as budget airline easyJet flies in to sponsor the festive lights.
As reported in the Luton News, the Christmas lights were at risk of being turned off for good due to budget cuts at Luton Borough Council.
With just over 100 days to go until the big switch on, the Luton-based airline has agreed to provide sponsorship in partnership with the Love Luton campaign.
Hugh Aitken, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager, said: “We were only too happy to step in and make sure that Luton town centre was not left in the dark this festive season. We are one of the region’s biggest employers and recognise the importance of bringing people together and supporting our local community. Everyone at easyJet is looking forward to this year’s switch-on event.”
The tradition of illuminating the town centre dates back more than 20 years, with festive lights erected in George Street, between the Town Hall and Park Street, and switched on at the popular annual ‘Lighting Up Luton’ celebration which this year will take place on Saturday December 7.
Hazel Simmons, Leader of Luton Borough Council, said: “It’s absolutely fantastic that one of our most important companies has been able to step in and make sure the town centre is again illuminated this festive season.”