Head students at Thomas Mills High School to judge Framlingham Festive Window competition

Dr Dan Poulter MP turns on Christmas lights in Framlingham.

Dr Dan Poulter MP turns on Christmas lights in Framlingham.

Businesses in a Suffolk town are being urged to decorate their windows with a “magical look for the whole season”.

Judging in this year’s Framlingham Festive Window Competition is on Friday when Hattie Hopkins and Freddy Legg, head girl and boy at Thomas Mills High School, will be inspecting the entries.

Organised by the Framlingham Business Association (FBA), the competition aims to help the town look its best ahead of two “Festive Fanfares” planned for this Saturday and next, when Castleton Brass will be adding some seasonal music to the regular weekly markets.

FBA member Richard Harrison said: “It’s great to see so much happening in Framlingham in the run-up to Christmas, from the light switch-on, to the Christmas Tree Festival, the late-night shopping and the Festive Fanfares.

“Framlingham is definitely getting into the spirit of Christmas.

“With the FBA making sure the traditional lighted trees are installed on buildings as well as the centrepiece on Market Hill, we’re hoping our window competition gets the whole town looking wonderful.”