Thurrock celebrates Commonwealth Day 2019

21 February 2019
Thurrock Council will join institutions and groups worldwide to mark the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth with a flag-raising ceremony this March.
To celebrate Commonwealth Day 2019, the Commonwealth flag will once again be raised outside the Civic Offices in New Road, Grays at 10am on Monday 11 March and is open to members of the public to attend.

Christmas lights switch-on provides magical start to festive season in Grays

27 November 2018
Hundreds of people packed Grays town centre for the magnificent Christmas lights switch-on, marking the start of the festive season in style.
Organised by the business-led Love Grays partnership, huge crowds attended the event in Grays High Street on Saturday.
Children enjoyed an Aladdin's Magic Carpet Trail, culminating in a trip to Santa’s Grotto at Grays Shopping Centre and the chance to meet Father Christmas himself.

Magical Aladdin-themed lights switch-on to mark arrival of Christmas in Grays

20 November 2018
Christmas officially arrives in Grays this weekend with a spectacular afternoon of family entertainment at the town's annual Christmas lights switch-on.
Organised by the business-led Love Grays partnership, the event is taking place in Grays High Street from midday on Saturday.
In keeping with this year's pantomime at Thameside Theatre, children can enjoy an Aladdin's Magic Carpet Trail, culminating with a visit to Santa's Grotto at Grays Shopping Centre.