Broxtowe residents can get into the Christmas Spirit later this month as annual Christmas Light Switch On events take place in the Borough’s town centres.
The festivities kick off in Stapleford on Saturday 21st November at the ‘Start Your Christmas In Stapleford event from 10.30am with a packed programme including a Christmas market, craft stalls, music and entertainment and more. The lights will officially be switched on at 6.30pm in Walter Parker Square One lucky child with the winning golden ticket from Santa’s Grotto will also help officially switch on the lights in Walter Parker Square at 6.30pm, followed by fireworks. Visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/towncentres or www.staplefordnow.com for more information.
Eastwood is in for a treat on Tuesday 24th November as Christmas is officially launched in the town including a unique pedal powered cinema showing festive flick, The Snowman. This year’s event will stretch along Nottingham Road from Plumtre Way to Mansfield Road with activities including Santa’s Grotto, entertainment, festive food, street performers and much more. The light switch on ceremony will take place at 7.00pm at The Hollies, along with the results of the shop decorating competition and a firework finale. Visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/broxtoweevents for more information.
· Kimberley, Friday 27th November, from 5.30pm
In Kimberley, there’ll be a host of festive activities at Holy Trinity Church Hall including Velocity Dance display singing by Kimberley Toddlers and performance from Katie Wright Dance School from 6.00pm, at 6.30pm Santa’s sleigh will arrive before a tea-light parade heads to Toll Bar Square with Santa for the entertainment and singing from local schoolchildren and a visit from a very well known guest at 7.00pm before the official lights switch on takes place followed by fireworks. There will also be seasonal stalls and a Santa’s Grotto in the Parish Hall as well as stalls on Newdigate Street. Visit www.kimberleytowncouncil.org.uk
Beeston will be walking in the air on Saturday 28th November as visitors to the Christmas Light’s event will be able to see the classic 1982 film, The Snowman, like never before, thanks to a unique pedal powered cinema – just one of many things to see and do at the event. There’ll also be music and entertainment on the NET Stage, fairground rides, street performers, inflatable Frozen castle, Santa’s Grotto and more before the official light switch on at 5.00pm at Broadgate Park and fireworks at 6.30pm. Visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/broxtoweevents for more information.
Other events will also be taking place throughout the Borough, including Kimberley Light Switch on event and residents are advised to contact their Town or Parish Council to find out more.
For more information, contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the Stapleford event or 0115 917 3695, email email@example.com about the Eastwood and Beeston events.
Source: Broxtowe Borough Council Press Release.