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West Bridgford Christmas Lights Switch On with market and music is 10am-6pm this Saturday

West Bridgford’s free Christmas Lights Switch returns tomorrow, Saturday 27 November, from 10am until 6pm with live music from local performers, a 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 big 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 whilst other great local retailers in the town centre will be open all day.

From 10am 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.

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.

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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.

Music and street art performances will be on offer on the Main Stage based on the Croquet Lawn adjacent to Central Avenue and the Street Performance Zone close to Tudor Square.

Times are subject to change.


Main Stage

12pm – 3pm                      DJ Kingpin

3pm – 3.50pm                   Pure Steel steel band

4.15pm – 4.55pm              Soul Sessions up tempo covers duo

5pm                                  Lights Switch On followed by low noise fireworks

5.15pm – 5.25pm              LED glow performance

5.30pm – 6pm                   DJ Kingpin

Street Performance Zone

10.15am – 11pm              Moonshiners Duo

11.30am – 12.15pm         Moonshiners Duo

12.30pm – 1pm                Plumtree Choir

1pm – 1.30pm                  Punch and Judy show

2.30pm – 3pm                  YouNG performers

3pm – 3.45pm                  Magic show

4pm – 4.30pm                  Rock Choir

5.10pm – 5.40pm             Punch and Judy show


Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change Cllr Abby Brennan said: “We can’t wait to welcome local live music groups and performers as part of what promises to be a wonderful way to start the festive season.

“We know how much local people love coming to see their friends or loved ones perform and giving them support or enjoy seeing new acts and entertainment as part of a day of fun-filled activities and highlights. 

“Come on down to the food and gift market from 10am and then enjoy the music and performances before the lights turn on at 5pm and we enjoy the low noise fireworks show.”

For any questions on the event please email

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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