All set for Lowestoft’s Christmas lights switch-on

Lowestoft Christmas Lights Switch on in the town centre. November 2014 Picture: James Bass

Lowestoft Christmas Lights Switch on in the town centre. November 2014 Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2014

Lowestoft's Christmas is set to get started in style this weekend with the town's big lights switch-on.

Marina Theatre pantomime star Emily McAvoy – who stars as Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty – will press the magic button along with The Beach radio presenters Paul Carter and Tim Lindon. Lowestoft mayor Stephen Ardley and Father Christmas will also be present.

The Beach will be entertaining the gathering crowds from 3pm, with a Christmas fun fair in the town centre throughout the day and festive carols and songs from the DPA show choir.

Newly-signed girl band NW10 will also perform, with parking in the town centre free of charge from 3pm.

Darren Newman – manager of Lowestoft Vision business improvement district (BID), which has organised the switch-on – said: 'The Christmas lights switch on is always a great event in the town with a wonderfully festive atmosphere.

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'We hope that the community will enjoy taking part by shopping in the town and enjoying the entertainment which we have on offer.'

Following the Christmas lights switch on there will be events taking place in the town each weekend in the run up to Christmas which include Finding the Elves on the Shelves, street entertainment, Christmas carols, the fairy-tale parade and Santa's grotto.

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