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West Bridgford Christmas lights switch-on, market, fireworks and entertainment back for 2021

West Bridgford’s free Christmas Lights Switch On makes a long-awaited return.

The event will take place on Saturday 27 November from 10am until 6pm with live music, food and gift market, street theatre entertainment and a firework spectacular!

The seasonal festivities will take place on Central Avenue in the town throughout the day with entertainment for all the family ahead of the countdown to the lights turn on at 5pm by Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Sue Mallender.

The food and gift market will showcase a selection 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.

From 10 am people can enjoy the market and from midday can listen to local djs, singers and performers on the stage in Central Avenue and accompanying performance street art.

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All the fun leads to the streets being illuminated with thousands of sparkling lights with a low noise but no less spectacular fireworks finale show.

That’s in line with event organiser Rushcliffe Borough Council’s wider environmental priorities to protect those affected by louder fireworks.

It will also operate the event in line with any central government guidelines on COVID-19 and more comfortably distanced features and stalls to allow more social distance for event goers.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Changes Cllr Abby Brennan said: “We can’t wait to welcome visitors to West Bridgford to see in the festive period with a day of fun-filled activities and highlights.

“Come on down to the food and gift market from 10am and enjoy everything the town has to offer.

“There’s also the picturesque Bridgford Park available adjacent to the event for a cosy winter walk or trip to its play area.

“The fireworks show will cap what promises to be a wonderful event, one we are so pleased to see return after last year’s COVID-19 restrictions meant it was unable to go ahead.

“Look out for more details nearer to the day as to when popular local djs, singing groups and performers will be appearing, all of whom we know will attract great support from local people.”

Central Avenue will be closed to buses and traffic from 6pm on Friday November 26 in preparation for the event and reopen at 9pm on Saturday November 27.

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