West Bridgford’s free Christmas Lights Switch On takes place this week on Saturday November 18 from 10 am until 5 pm.
The event takes place on Central Avenue throughout the day and visitors can enjoy seasonal festivities, browse a selection of food, drink and gift stalls, street performers and live music from community groups!
Nottingham’s Our Dementia Choir will perform on stage from 4 pm ahead of the countdown to the lights switch on by Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Debbie Mason at 5 pm, followed by a grand finale of lower noise fireworks and LED freestyle performers.
Local athlete Jonty Bayliss will be hosting the main stage and there will be variety of family favourites including local choirs, community groups and a resident DJ throughout the day.
Performances on stage include:
12pm to 1pm – Resident DJ
1pm to 1.15pm – Plumtree school
1.30pm to 2.15pm – Liberty Singers
2.30pm to 3pm – St Edmund Campion
3pm to 3.45pm – Rock Choir
4pm to 4.45pm – Our Dementia Choir
5pm – Build up, lights switch on by Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Debbie Mason followed by low noise but spectacular fireworks and LED performers
The food and gift market will showcase over 40 of the region’s and Borough’s finest designers and producers, offering a chance to buy a range of seasonal treats to put a smile on the face of a friend or loved one.
Food and drink: Vegetarian Rasoi, The Beeston Brownie Company Ltd, Brockleby’s Pies, Yello Yard, Holbakes, PORCO, Lakey’s Bakes, Falafel Baffle, Ghar ka Khana, Ruddy Fine Distillery, Acropolisfoods, Heavenly Horsebox, Shio Street Food, Thirsty Farmer Ltd, Boxed Drinks Limited, Dougnotts, Hanwell Wine Estate and more!
Gifts: Blossom and Belle Winter Warmers, Inspired with Love cards and Gifts, Milly Melts, The Pet Pantry Ruddington, The Lazy Fox Gifts, Ian Robert Clark Joinery Interiors, Boutique Flowers Ltd, West Art And Glass, A&A Events Co Ltd, KaRoza Art Studio, Nocona Ltd and more!
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Abby Brennan said:
“We’re excited for our annual Christmas Lights Switch On event which takes place this weekend!
“It’s always a fantastic fun day for residents across the borough and you can enjoy an array of free entertainment, indulge in festive treats and get started on the Christmas shopping!
“This year the wonderful Our Dementia Choir will be performing some of their favourite tunes that you will want to sing along to!
“They are an inspiring group helping to spread awareness around dementia and we’re delighted to welcome them as we work to become a Dementia Friendly community here in the Borough.
“This event is not one to miss so make sure you come to the town on Saturday, November 18 and join us for the countdown to the Central Avenue lights switch on followed by our lower noise but no less spectacular firework display.”
Our Dementia Choir Trustee Secretary & Operations Manager Emma Cripwell said: “Local Nottingham Charity, Our Dementia Choir is excited to perform at this year’s Rushcliffe Light Switch On.
“Visit our stand in the dementia-friendly tent to find out more about joining the choir or volunteering for us and bag yourself some limited-edition merchandise!”