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Preston City Centre Christmas Light Switch On 2023

9 months ago

This November, Preston City Centre is ready to welcome the festive season with its annual Christmas Light Switch On event. Scheduled to take place at the Flag Market at 5:30 p.m. on November 18th, this much-anticipated event is set to light up the city and kick-start the festive season in style. Proudly sponsored by a range of local businesses, including Lancashire Tea, Bar Pintxos, Friargate: Keep it Local, Gamer X, Jungle World and, Wacky World. These sponsors exemplify the community spirit and local pride that make Preston such a unique and vibrant place to be.

Star-Studded Line-Up and Local Talent

The Preston Light Switch On boasts a star-studded line-up, featuring TikTok sensations Max and Harvey, whose talent and energy are sure to captivate the crowd. Joining them are the legendary soul and disco group, Odyssey, and Coronation Street’s beloved Anthony Cotton. But the talent doesn’t stop there! The event will also showcase incredible local performers, including the dynamic Street Monkeys, talented dancers from Carol May’s Dance Academy, the amazing voice of Micah Bimson, Spotify sensation Becce J, the awe-inspiring DLN Dance, who hold the title of British Champions, and professional football freestyler, four-time world record holder Liv Cooke will also grace the event with her incredible skills.

A Festive Introduction to the Grand Light Switch On

As the City Centre gears up for the highly anticipated Christmas Light Switch On, visitors are in for an extra special treat here at Fishergate Shopping Centre. Starting from 2:15 pm, the centre is transforming into a festive hub, hosting the ‘Switch On Trail’ where beloved characters and special guests await to share magical moments with you and your family.

Special Guests and Photo Opportunities

Capture a moment with some of your favourite characters. Join us to meet The Snowman and the Snowdog, Shrek, and the man himself, Santa! Plus, Anthony Cotton from Coronation Street will be making a special appearance, along with other surprise guests. It’s a fantastic opportunity to snap those perfect festive photos and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Dive into Festive Shopping and Dining

While you’re here, why not explore the array of shopping and dining options available at the Fishergate Centre? From high street favourites like Primark to unique local boutiques like Strawberry Moon, there’s something to suit every style and budget. And when it is time for a break, grab a quick bite at McDonalds or a sit-down meal at Meiz, Sushi Tasty or Moka.

Don’t Miss Out

The ‘Switch On Trial’ is a unique opportunity to meet some iconic characters and a beloved soap celebrity. It’s an event that promises to add an extra sparkle to your festive season, and we can’t wait to welcome you.

So, mark your calendars for November 18th, join us from 2:15 pm at the Fishergate Centre, and let’s kick off the Christmas season. See you there!

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