Long Eaton's Christmas lights switch-on takes place tonight

Long Eaton joins the Christmas countdown tonight
Long Eaton joins the Christmas countdown tonight

An evening of festive fun, seasonal sights and unmissable family entertainment is guaranteed when Long Eaton’s Christmas lights switch-on event takes place tonight.

The festive cracker takes place around the Market Place, from 5.30-8.30pm, with mayor of Erewash, Councillor Chris Corbett, officially launching the Christmas season by switching on the lights at 7pm.

Visitors will be able to get into the Christmas spirit by browsing the stalls for a bargain as well as enjoying traditional festive music by the Long Eaton Silver Prize band and carols by pupils from Long Eaton School.

There will also be musical delights from the Gary Barlow tribute and Diamond Cut Choir. A family fun-fair will bring seasonal colour to the town centre.

One of the highlights will be a stunning lantern parade featuring pupils from Dovedale Primary School who will be forming a procession from the Town Hall to the Market Place.

Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s lead member for culture and leisure, said: “This is always a very popular winter event, full of seasonal spirit, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the festive celebration.

"The event guarantees a wonderfully warm family atmosphere and is the perfect way for us all to join together to celebrate our town centre and all that it has to offer.”