Christmas Lights Switch On

17 November | Town Centre

On the afternoon of Saturday 17 November, the 8 metre-high Christmas tree in Broad Street and the 400,000 lights in the town centre will gradually come alight during the afternoon, accompanied by festival music from RASPO Steel Band (12.30–3.30pm) and Jive Aces (4–6pm). Get a taste of seasonal fayre with doughnuts, chestnuts, sweets and festive meat dishes from festive stalls on Broad Street. Free

18 November | Broad Street Mall

Dancing on Ice winner Jake Quickenden will be turning on the lights at Broad Street Mall on Sunday 18 November. Talented Jake has also appeared on The X Factor and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here. There will also be lots more live entertainment, Santa and an elf, the chance to have a photo and autograph with Jake and heaps of festive festivities. From 2pm. Free