THE 2023 Oswestry Christmas Lights are now as the town starts its preparations for a fun-filled festive period. 

Oswestry's very own Miss Galaxy International April Luong was joined by town mayor Councillor Olly Rose, In-Bloom chairman Natalie Bainbridge plus some very familiar faces to officially switch the lights on Thursday. 

It marks the start of a number of events to celebrate Christmas in the town including the parade and Santa Dash, on Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3 respectively. 

Both of these events will follow the official launching of Christmas on Friday, December 1 with Oswestry Live, another free event that will be sure to pack out the Bailey Head with music and fun. 

With thanks to fab photographer Graham Mitchell, see if you can spot yourself.