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Long Eaton lights

Long Eaton will once again be transformed into a winter wonderland with the annual Christmas light switch on event this month.

The event takes place at 5.30pm on Thursday 24 November in Long Eaton Market Place and begins with festive musical performance from the Silver Prize Brass Band. At 6:15pm, Trevvy Sings will take to the stage for a musical performance that includes a special dance performance from Fesa says Dance School.

At around 6:45pm the Mayor, Councillor John Sewell, and his guests will arrive. The Long Eaton Chamber of Trade will then announce the winners of the market competitions and name the child who will help to switch on the lights.

At 7pm, the Mayor will make a speech, before counting down and switching on the Christmas lights. The Erewash Phoenix Choir will perform traditional Christmas songs to end the festive evening.

As well as the entertainment, families will be able to enjoy rides at Woods Fun Fair, food stalls, and a craft and charity market organised by the Long Eaton Chamber of Trade, where people will have the opportunity to shop for gifts from local businesses.

Leader of Erewash Borough Council, Councillor Carol Hart, said:

“The Christmas Light switch on is easily one of the most magical events in the council’s calendar! Long Eaton will experience the Christmas spirit this year with beautiful lights, live musical performances, and a wonderful craft market. If everyone has been good this year, Santa may even take some time out of his busy schedule to say hello!”

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