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Mansfield set for spectacular Christmas lights show

Posted onPosted on 10th Nov

For the first time ever, Mansfield’s Big Switch On event will be lit up by a laser show before the town’s Christmas lights are switched on.

The laser show will feature state-of-the-art technology that brings colour, light and music together in one show-stopping performance.

There will also be music acts by Kai McKenzie, with his Michael Bublé tribute act, and Vicky Jackson.

The stage show on Sunday, 19th November, which will be hosted by Mansfield 103.2, will feature appearances from Mansfield’s world sidecar racing champions, the Birchall brothers, PAW Patrol’s Marshall, as seen on Nick Jnr, and stars from this year’s Palace Theatre pantomime, Jack And The Beanstalk.

Mansfield Town Football Club’s owners John and Carolyn Radford, along with manager, Steve Evans, will also make an appearance at the end of the show to help switch on the town’s Christmas lights.

Santa will be on stage and in his grotto is in the Four Seasons Shopping Centre.

The centre is celebrating this year’s Big Switch On event with a host of festive events for families to enjoy throughout the day too.

The popular Buzzy B Club craft workshop will run from 11am to 3pm and will feature a plant-pot decorating activity. Youngsters can decorate it in a Jack And The Beanstalk theme and plant a runner bean seed to take home and watch grow.

Marshall from PAW Patrol will be visiting the centre from 2pm onwards and young visitors will also be invited to visit the ‘Elf Yourself’ station for a magical elf makeover just in time for the Big Switch on event.

Children looking for more elf mischief can enjoy a series of elf-themed events running every Thursday from 5pm until 8pm at the centre in the build up to Christmas.

From 10am, families can also visit the food market on West Gate and pick up a quiz sheet from participating shops to take part in the Jack And The Beanstalk fun trail for the chance to win prizes.

Road closures will be in place throughout the day from 8am to 8pm.

Rebekah O’Neill, Centre Manager at Four Seasons Shopping Centre, said: “This promises to be a day full of fun for the whole family. We have so many exciting festive activities taking place throughout the day to help launch Christmas with a bang in our town.

“The whole team loves this exciting day and this year it really promises to be a wonderful start to celebrating this special time of year bringing together the whole community.”

Kate Allsop, Mayor of Mansfield, said: “With the event just days away now we are very excited to welcome families to the town centre and mark the start of the countdown to Christmas.

“The laser show will be a real treat this year as it has never been done before, so be sure to come to town and see it for yourself. We hope everyone has a fantastic time.”

To see the full schedule of what’s happening on the Big Switch On day, visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/switchon and download the What’s On guide.

For more information on all the events taking place at Four Seasons Shopping Centre go to www.fourseasonshopping.co.uk

The council would also like to advise the public that the disabled viewing area for wheelchair users is now fully booked.

The event is staged by Mansfield District Council and sponsored by Matthews and Tannert. The event is also supported by Mansfield 103.2, Four Seasons Shopping Centre, Mansfield Palace Theatre and Mansfield BID.

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