Event

Christmas Lights Switch-On

Market Place

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Sat 17 Nov, from 3:15pm

Free More price information

About the event

Join in with the festivities

Don't miss the Christmas Lights Switch-On sponsored by Smooth! Join a festive parade with your family and then enjoy a variety of entertainment on the Market Place stage, leading up to the big switch-on event around 6pm.

We are delighted to announce that Lawson frontman Andy Brown will be headlining this year's event, which will also feature additional performances, with local acts showcasing their talents for an afternoon that will be sure to put everyone in the festive spirit.  

The traditional Christmas celebration will be held on the Market Place from 3.30pm and also includes a festive parade from The Spot to the Market Place.

The event will be British Sign Language Interpreted by Sarah Gatford. 

Stage Schedule

15:15

Smooth presenters Gareth Evans and Emma Cauldwell open stage show on the Market Place

15:20

Star Generation Choir

15:45

The Lapels

16:15

Andy Quinn

16:35

Speeches

16:50

Parade arrives in The Market Place

17:00

Saxophonix

17:15

Dame Trott and Jill from Jack and the Beanstalk. Song from Jill

17.25

Darley Abbey Choir

17.35

Andy Brown

18:00

Lights switch on

This is a live show and all times are estimates

 

Parade Schedule

15:50

Dance show at The Spot – Nadia Jane Performing Arts

16:00

Parade assembles

16:05

Dance show at The Spot – Upbeat Community Dance UC Dance

16:25

Singing at St Peters Cross - St Benedict’s School

16:30

Parade departs

16:40

Parade rendezvous with singing groups at St Peters Cross

16:50

Parade arrives at The Market Place

All times are estimates

Supported by

Smooth Radio