Towns to switch on lights

Eastwood Christmas lights switch on.                           
The Christmas train takes visitors along Nottingham Road.
Eastwood Christmas lights switch on. The Christmas train takes visitors along Nottingham Road.

Christmas lights will be switched on in Eastwood next Tuesday, November 28.

This year’s event will be packed with live entertainment, festive stalls and street entertainers.

The lights switch on ceremony will take place at The Hollies at 6.30pm with The Mayor of Broxtowe, Halimah Khaled, and Mayor of Eastwood, David Townes.

At 8pm the sky will be illuminated with a spectacular finale firework display.

Throughout the night there will be Santa’s grotto at the Lawrence Veterinary Centre, the fairy grotto at the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum, a land train driving through town, live music at the Wellington, as well as family fun at the Library Acoustic Bar.

Several shops including Boyes will be open for business and at Oliver’s Pub and Kitchen there will be live music, mulled wine and plenty of hot food.

The event from 6pm to 8pm has been organised by Liberty Leisure Limited in partnership with Eastwood Town Council, Eastwood Town Centre Christmas Light Steering Group and Broxtowe Borough Council with support from Boyes.

Specsavers, the main sponsor, will be giving away goody bags on the night.

There will be a road closure in place from 6pm to 9pm on Nottingham Road, at which point no vehicle movement will be allowed from Plumptre Way to Mansfield Road.

It is recommended that those needing to use their vehicle during this period make alternative parking arrangements.

Kimbereley’s Christmas light switch on will take place next Friday, December 1, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

There will be carol singing from 5.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, followed by entertainment from students in the church hall at 6pm.

Santa will arrive at 6.30pm and there wil be a tea light parade from the church to Toll Bar Square.

There will be various school performances, a welcome from the Mayor of Broxtowe Halimah Khaled, followed by fire eating, live music and a firework display.

There will also be lots of stalls and Santa’s grotto in the parish hall.

Lights will be switched on by a surprise special guest at 7pm.