Join a festive parade and then enjoy a variety of entertainment on the Market Place stage, leading up to the big switch-on event around 6pm
The festive parade will begin at 4:30pm from The Spot, led by Aladdin Pantomime Dame, Widow Twankey and Santa Claus. A host of fantastic local acts, community groups, dance groups and performers will also be part of the parade including Christmas Nutkins and stilt walkers.
For more updates visit the Christmas Lights Switch-On Facebook event.
Atomic Kitten and our panto star Natasha Hamilton will be headlining the Christmas Lights Switch-On.
Fresh from reaching the final of this year's Celebrity Big Brother, Natasha will be taking to the stage between 5:30pm and 6pm to perform three hit Atomic Kitten songs.
Live performances from local acts include Kaleidoscope Community Music Choir, Nial Fitz and the Herron Brothers.
The Kaleidoscope Community Music Choir is led by Willow Songsmith and sings a wide range of songs from the UK and around the world.
Niall Fitz is an acoustic singer/songwriter from Derby who recently released his debut EP ‘Etiquette Business’ in 2015.
The Herron Brothers were the former front men for Derby band The Sons where they released a studio album and toured for a number of years across the UK and Europe. The singer/songwriters have now branched out together and have recently released a new EP, Head.
How to book
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