Ilkeston gears up for tonight's Christmas lights switch-on

Ilkeston will officially get into the festive spirit tonight when the town's Christmas lights are switched on.

Friday, 30th November 2018, 12:34 pm
Updated Friday, 30th November 2018, 12:35 pm
Ilkeston Christmas lights switch on

The event is one of the most popular dates of the year and as well as the big switch-on there will be seasonal sights a-plenty - including fairground fun and festive songs and a visit from Santa himself.

The celebration event will take place between 5.30-8.30pm in the town centre, with mayor Councillor Chris Corbett switching on the lights at 7pm.

There will also be performances from Ilkeston Brass Band and singer Trevvy. A Christmas market organised by SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, will also add to the festive atmosphere.

Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s lead member for culture and leisure, said: “The 2018 Christmas countdown is well underway, and this event is a firm festive favourite. It’s a great evening of music, lights and entertainment for all ages that brings the town together in a magical celebration.”