Saturday, 26 November 2011



Long Eaton’s Christmas Lights celebration will be a magical evening of seasonal sights, festive fun and unmissable free family entertainment when the big ‘switch-on’ is held on Friday 2nd December.
The Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Kevin Miller, will
light up the town to officially launch the Christmas season and Erewash Borough Council has once again lined up a feast of free family fun to ensure a fabulous night for everyone to enjoy.
A funfair will add to the celebration event, which will also feature music, carol-singing, festive street entertainers and, of course, an appearance by Santa Claus. A magical Pride in Erewash Festival of Light illuminated display by local young people will lead up to the switching on of the lights. The whole event will take place on the Market Place alongside a Christmas Craft Market which has been organised by Erewash Chamber of Trade.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Councils Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“We look forward to seeing everyone at this festive celebration, which is always a very popular family event, full of seasonal spirit and great entertainment to suit everyone.
It is a great occasion for us all to welcome the start of the Christmas season and an opportunity for us to get together to celebrate our town centre and all that it has to offer.”The timetable for the event is:
5.30pm  The evening begins with Long Eaton Silver Prize band, which will strike up with some seasonal favourites for an hour-long performance in the Market Place that will ensure a real festive atmosphere.
Sandiacre Male Voice Choir give a festive performance with the Silver Prize Band.
Pride in Erewash Festival of Light illuminated musical display and arrival of the Mayor of Erewash
The Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Kevin Miller, will switch on the lights from the main stage in the Market Place.
Fun fair and Chamber of Trade Christmas Craft Market