A Bradford Bulls player will join a number of lucky children at Wibsey’s Christmas lights switch-on this Saturday. 

There will be around 50 stalls at the Christmas market as well as two funfair rides and children’s bike giveaway.

In the spirit of the season, OnTrak will be giving out around 300 free refurbished bikes to children aged between 2 and 16. 

Families will need to bring their child along to the stall in order to redeem a bike. 

This year’s Christmas lights have been designed by a small group of children from local primary schools.

Rugby player Jordan Lilley will be joining the pupils for the switch-on - but not before performances by Clifton & Lightcliffe Brass Band and Wibsey Primary School Choir.

You can find Santa's Grotto at Wibsey Methodist Church as well as a vintage Hovis van in the heart of the village.

The festive fun will take place between 11am and 4.30pm and the lights switch-on will take place at 4pm.

The event has taken months to plan with Wibsey Events Group working alongside a number of local businesses to bring the vision to life.

Tracy Isherwood, Wibsey Events Group secretary, shared her thanks to Wibsey Business and Community Facebook page.

Road closures

There will be a number of road closures and diversions in Wibsey on Saturday, December 2. 

The road closures will be in place from 8am until 6pm.

There will be closures on High Street from Smith Avenue, Fair Road from North Road, Folly Hall Avenue from the Co-Op car park, and Upper George Street from Oddy Place.

Buses will that normally go through the village will go via Odsal, towards Wibsey, Smith Avenue, Halifax Road, and Saint Paul's Avenue. 

Buses will join their normal routes at Wibsey roundabout.