Gainsborough: Christmas Lights Switch On promises to be bigger and better

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Marshall’s Yard and Gainsborough town centre have joined together to create a fantastic day of festive fun and the brightest and biggest Christmas Lights Switch On event that the town has ever seen on Saturday 22nd November.

The traditional Switch On event has been moved from Friday to Saturday and this year will feature festive markets across the town, street entertainment and fair ground rides.

There will also be live entertainment throughout the day from two stages areas in the Market Place and Marshall’s Yard.

The day’s entertainment will build up to the Lights Switch On which will take place at 5pm in the town centre and 6pm at Marshall’s Yard.

After the lights are switched on in the Market Place a lantern parade by school children will light up the route to Marshall’s Yard where Lincs FM’s John Marshall will host the switch on.

Titan the Robot will be making an appearance and headline acts include The Torn and Silvertree.

More traditional Christmas entertainment will be provided by the Tickhill Male Voice Choir and The Grimethorpe Youth Brass Band and there will also be live music performances from Lizzie Goddard and Dom Major as well as a number of local choirs, groups and dance troupes.

Gainsborough town council clerk, Matthew Gleadell, said: “We are excited to be involved in what looks set to be a great day for the town.”

“The expanded Christmas Lights event has emerged from businesses and local councils working together to give the community a fantastic free event and businesses a great boost to the start of the Christmas shopping period.”

Marshall’s Yard Assistant Manager, Alison Hall, said: “We really have gone all out to organise a packed day of entertainment right across the town and with two stage areas we’ve also been able to put on even more entertainment this year giving us a great chance to showcase some great local talent.”

“We’re just keeping our fingers crossed for some good weather now.”