Streets light up in preparation for Christmas with festive decorations.

Kenton Road, Harrow, is now lit up with festive lights after a countdown and celebrations took place on October 30.

The Kenton Traders Association (KATA) invited pupils from St Gregory’s Catholic Science College, Uxendon Manor Primary School, The Mount Stewart Schools and BrightStart Childcare to perform before the lights switched on.

While the event was mainly about the festivities of Christmas, pupils from Uxendon Manor Primary School performed a dance to celebrate Diwali.

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Pupils of Uxendon Manor Primary School perform for Diwali.

Both the Mayors of Brent (Ernest Ezeajughi) and Harrow (Nitin Parekh) led the countdown of the lights switching on.

Harrow councillors Ajay Maru, Sue Anderson, Vina Mithani and Kanti Rabadia also attended the lights switch-on alongside Brent councillor Reg Colwill.

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Mayor of Harrow, Nitin Parekh, and Mayor of Brent, Ernest Ezeajughi, with some of the pupils.

KATA Chairperson, Ketan Mandalia, said: “I am delighted to see the switching on of Kenton’s festive lights attracting more people each year. This year’s event was a fantastic celebration of community cohesion.

“I hope that everyone who came along enjoyed the event and continues to enjoy the lights over the whole festive period.

“We hope that the lights, along with the flower baskets – an initiative also coordinated by KATA – help to attract residents to shop locally and support their local traders and shopping parades.”