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New Christmas lights to kick-off festivities in Charnwood

  • Christmas Light Switch-On

Loughborough is gearing up for the switching-on of the town’s Christmas lights on Sunday November 25.

Thousands of people are expected to enjoy the event with festivities taking place in the Market Place between 10am-5pm.

This year will see the unveiling of new Christmas lights which have been installed by Charnwood Borough Council and is part of its continued investment into making the town attractive and welcoming to visitors and residents.

The Christmas light switch-on has something for everyone starting with a charity market opening at 10am, as well as a range of stalls selling food from around the world, fairground rides and a Santa’s grotto in Carillon Court.

The stage will come alive at 1pm with performances by Loughborough Students' Union Sing, St Botolph's School Choir, Bright Lights Theatre School and Loughborough Schools Foundation Sax Ensemble.

Capital FM breakfast team Dino, Pete and Tyles will host the event from 3pm. Entertainment will include live competitions and music videos on a giant screen.

The Christmas lights will be switched on at 5pm by the young winner of the Light-up Loughborough competition and the cast of this year’s Loughborough Town Hall pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.

Councillor Jenny Bokor, the Council’s lead member for Loughborough said: “Every year there is a packed programme ofevents during the festive period.

“We’re excited to have Capital FM returning to host our lights switch-on after a great turn out last year. The event will no doubt be a hit with the whole family.

“Loughborough is also a great  shopping destination, so make sure you come on down and take advantage of our  shops and markets.”

The Christmas programme is packed with information on festive events in the area and is organised by Charnwood Borough Council in partnership with Love Loughborough.