Thursday's Scunthorpe Christmas lights switch-on features X Factor star Jake Quickenden and Britain’s Got Talent double act Grace and Ted
Visitors to Scunthorpe town centre tomorrow (Thursday, November 22) should "prepare to be dazzled" by the big celebrity switch on of the town's Christmas illuminations, says North Lincolnshire Council.
The free celebrations start from 5pm with music from X Factor star Jake Quickenden and Britain’s Got Talent double act Grace and Ted.
The local authority has teamed up with Lincs FM to stage the festivities, hosted by presenters Sam Kirk and John Marshall.
For those who can’t wait to get into the festive spirit, there’s a Macmillan Cancer Support Christmas Inspiration Fair in Church Square from 2pm tomorrow (Thursday).
The council says you can kick-start your Christmas shopping with a massive array of crafts and other gift ideas while also supporting the charity’s vital work.
Tomorrow night also sees the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre - with its excellent gift shop and café - open late for anyone in need of a hot drink, a snack, a bit of culture and even more shopping with the Mostly Presents for Men exhibition
The cast of Aladdin, this year’s Plowright Theatre pantomime, will perform an excerpt from their hilarious show
Father Christmas and two of his trusty reindeer will make a special appearance with a chance to meet them in Church Square after the big switch on
Jake Quickenden, Grace and Ted and Lincs FM presenters Sam Kirk and John Marshall will sign autographs after the show in the Cole Street area.
Visitors can take advantage of free parking from 4pm and late night shopping every Thursday until Christmas.
Councilor Ivan Glover, from Broughton, the Mayor of North Lincolnshire, said: “With stars from TV and radio kicking off the celebrations, this year’s Scunthorpe’s Christmas lights switch-on is not to be missed.
“There’s something for everyone starting with the Macmillan Cancer Support Christmas Inspiration Fair in the afternoon to the big switch on itself at about 6pm.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped make this year’s event possible, especially Lincs FM and the cast of Aladdin.”