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MetiNews.Com - It's said to be unlucky to keep your Christmas lights up after January 6, so why are York BID keeping them on display?

Yorkshire news Why York's festive lights are still up three weeks after Christmas MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - It's said to be unlucky to keep your Christmas lights up after January 6, so why are York BID keeping them on display?

Yorkshire news  Why York's festive lights are still up three weeks after Christmas MetiNews.Com
14 January 2021 - 05:15

Breaking News ! The community group behind the huge Christmas light display that is still in lighting up the streets of York city centre have given their reason for keeping the display going. The lights are still draped across the castle walls and lining the city centre's streets, despite the fact it is now two weeks since the start of the New Year. It's also over a week since January 6, which is said to be the last day you should keep festive decorations up before you face the risk of being unlucky for the year. There's also the fact that the city is currently in lockdown, meaning the vast majority of people will likely not be able to go out and appreciate them, as well as the extensive electricity bill to consider. The Christmas lights in front of York's Minster (Image: Milner Creative) The provision of lights in the city is co-funded by Make It York and York BID, an independent organisation funded by city centre businesses. Asked why the lights were still up, York BID said that they wanted to "brighten the streets for York residents as they take their daily exercise". A spokeswoman said: "The feedback from this year’s display has been overwhelmingly positive, and we’re pleased that city centre residents can continue to enjoy them. "We made the decision to keep the lights on while they’re being taken down. Especially when people are looking for a bit of brightness, I think it's good to keep them up for people to enjoy them - especially those living in the centre.

. A spokeswoman said: "The lights are usually in place throughout winter to brighten the dark winter months." She said that "two thirds of the lights have already been taken down and the remaining lights are being taken down over the coming weeks". The display consists of 160,000 LED bulbs spanning 16km end-to-end, and this year solar panelled lights were introduced as well. Sign up for the NorthYorkshireLive newsletter Get the latest NorthYorkshireLive news direct to your inbox with our newsletter. We send out daily newsletters with the best news and features - enter your email address here to sign up. You can also find NorthYorkshireLive on Facebook and Twitter, and download our YorkshireLive app which is completely customisable! The spokeswoman said: "As part of the BID’s ‘Make a World of Difference’ campaign, we also added The Magical Tree of Light outside the Castle Museum, which has 1km of lights wrapped around a single tree. "The lights around the tree can change colour and will remain in place even after the winter lights have been taken down to help mark special days and events."

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Yorkshire news Why York's festive lights are still up three weeks after Christmas MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news Why York's festive lights are still up three weeks after Christmas MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news Why York's festive lights are still up three weeks after Christmas MetiNews.Com


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