Full entertainment for the Christmas lights on in West Bridgford

West Bridgford’s free Christmas Lights Switch On returns on Saturday November 19th.

The popular event has stage performances from local groups to national stars and over 40 festive stands have now been announced.

From 10am to 5pm there is a fun day of live music including a special performance by ITV’s The Voice star Mark Howard, food, drink and gift market, street theater entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display.

Jonty Bayliss will again host the main stage and there will be a variety of family favorites throughout the day including local choirs, community groups and a resident DJ.

Performances on stage include:

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10am-12pm – Resident DJ
12pm – Rushcliffe Phoenix Choir
1pm – Plumtree Elementary School
1.30pm – Stagecoach Performing Arts
2pm – Rattle and Roll
3 p.m. – Rock Choir
4pm – ITV’s The Voice star Mark Howard
5:00pm – Set up, lights are switched on by Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Tina Combellack followed by a silent but spectacular fireworks display
5:05pm – LED Freestyle Artists

The seasonal celebrations take place on Central Avenue across the city throughout the day before the grand countdown to the lights on.

The Food and Gift Market showcases a selection from over 40 of the region and district’s finest designers and producers, and offers the opportunity to shop for a range of seasonal goodies to put a smile on the face of a friend or loved one, as well as a grotto of young Santa will be there too!

Cllr Abby Brennan, Rushcliffe Borough Council Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change said:

“This annual event is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit! It’s a fantastic day for residents across the borough to enjoy a range of free entertainment and indulge in festive treats.

“We also look forward to our fireworks display for the finale, which will be quieter but no less spectacular, in line with the Council’s broader environmental priorities to protect those affected by louder fireworks.

“This year we are delighted to welcome Mark Howard from Nottinghamshire, who was a finalist on ITV primetime show The Voice!”

Mark added: “I’m delighted to be a part of West Bridgford’s light switch! For me it’s the first big local event since the competition.

“I’ve had incredible support in Nottinghamshire and can’t wait to see everyone who supported me throughout The Voice.

“Christmas is a fantastic time of the year and this will be a wonderful start to the holiday season.”


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