Thousands of people are set to descend on West Bridgford on Saturday November 23 for the town’s annual Christmas Lights Switch On. The Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Christine Jeffreys will launch the annual festive lights followed by a spectacular fireworks show to complete the big switch on at 5pm. Bridgford Road, Central Avenue and Gordon Road will be illuminated by thousands of sparkling lights for shoppers to enjoy between November and January.
From 10am crowds can expect seasonal entertainment in the lead up to the Lights Switch On, including street theatre performances, local singers and a Christmas Market on the croquet lawn will offer a host of festive gifts, crafts, novelties and food. Then on Gordon Road and Gordon Square Trent Bridge Community Trust’s YouNG Market will welcome event goers from 12pm, with stalls exclusively hosted by local young entrepreneurs.
They will offer a range of homemade Christmas decorations and crafts through to a chance for little ones to make their own snowflakes. Here, there will also be the opportunity to meet Santa Claus as he stops off at his Gordon Road grotto from 1pm to 2pm and 3pm to 4pm, visit a Frozen themed snowflake trail and at 4pm, view a nativity hosted by Stage Coach.
Mayor Cllr Jeffreys said: “Like so many residents and visitors, I’m looking forward to another dazzling Christmas Lights Switch On in West Bridgford this year!
“Such events are a great opportunity to showcase everything our local economy has to offer and we as a council are keen to promote the successful businesses across Rushcliffe at this busy time of year.
“I would encourage everyone to come along and support their local businesses and traders for this fabulous start to the festive season.”