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Christmas Lights Switch-On Events 2013

Looking for the nearest Christmas light switch-on to you?

Look no further than our comprehensive guide to when and where the festive fun will be across the county:


A parade will travel through the town centre along Westgate from St John Street to the entrance to the Four Seasons shopping centre.

It starts at 2pm on Sunday November 17.

There will also be craft workshops, a Christmas concert and a screening of The Polar Express in the market place, culminating in a 3.30pm stage show featuring the Ghost Academy band.


Wednesday, November 20, Old Market Square, from 5.30pm. There will also be a chance to ice skate round the grand Christmas tree on the outdoor rink, visit the Christmas craft and gift market on Long Row, Smithy Row and along the Ice Rink broadwalk, or quench your thirst at either the Victorian Bar or the Helter Skelter Bar on Long Row.


The lights event, organised by Totally Locally, which promotes independent shops in the area, will be held on Saturday, November 23, between 9am and 6pm.

There will be more than 30 Totally Locally retailers selling locally-produced foods and crafts.

The day will end in spectacular fashion with a lantern festival to coincide with the countdown to the lights being turned on.


Saturday, November 23, 10am until 7.30pm. There will also be a Christmas craft market on the carpark next to Stapleford Day Nursery, from 10am until 4pm. Lights will be switched on at 6.30pm, followed by a fireworks display. There will also be live music.

The Stapleford Community Group are also hosting a carol service on Saturday December 14 from 6pm to 8pm at Montrose Court Community Centre, off Melbourne Road.

There will be a visit from Santa Claus too.


Town centre lights switch-on will take place on Thursday, November 26, from 6pm to 9pm.


A Christmas market and family funfair are planned for the night of the switch-on, Saturday November 28, as well as performances by Long Eaton Silver Prize Band and the U3A choir. Street entertainers will roam the town – and Santa and his reindeer could be among the visitors. Dovedale Primary School will take part in an illuminated procession, based on the 12 days of Christmas.

The event is from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, with Mayor of Erewash Councillor Val Clare switching on the lights at 7.30pm.


Saturday, November 30, from 12pm-6pm, at Broadgate Park, Beeston. A host of attractions and live music including:Bjorn the Polar Bear and the Penguin Experience, with real penguins. Learn about penguins and come and watch them being fed at 2.30pm. Apus Birds – giant birds wandering around the site led by jungle explorer Major Apus. There will also be fairground rides along the High Road.Live music and entertainment on stage. Lights will be switched on between 5 and 6pm by Sam and Amy from Gem 106, followed by fireworks. Trent Barton bus driver James McDonald - who appeared on X Factor - will also be performing.

There will also be a Santa's Grotto in Beeston Square on the same day between 12 and 6pm.


Saturday, November 30, from 12pm to 4pm. Lights switch-on, Santa's children's party and Christmas market at Blidworth Miners' Welfare, Mansfield Road, Blidworth. More than 20 Christmas market stalls, plus a festive barbecue, mulled wine and mince pies,a children's climbing wall, a stilt walking balloon man and live music from the Ragged Rascals. Santa will be visiting from 2pm.


Saturday, December 7, Main Street, between 4 and 7pm.


Carols and music around the tree in the town centre from 7pm on Wednesday, December 4, before the lights are officially turned on.


Saturday, December 7, 12pm-6pm. Christmas fair and Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Arts & craft market, street entertainers, children's fairground rides, Santa's grotto and live music.


Greasley Sports and Community Centre, Thursday December 12. Songs, refreshments and a visit from Santa from 6.30pm.

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