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Leeds Christmas Lights Switch On

3rd November 2017

It’s November now, Halloween is out of the way, so now we can talk about Christmas, right?!

Well, tough because this weekend, Christmas begins in Leeds with the annual Christmas Lights Switch On!

On Thursday 9th November, get yourself down to the Leeds Art Gallery, where you will be able to join in the festivities with some of The Leeds Rhinos players, coaching staff, and of course, the club's mascot Ronnie the Rhino, who will be the guests of honour at this years switch on.

The switch on will be hosted, this year, by Heart Breakfast’s Dixie and Emma, who will be joined by an array of entertainment throughout the evening, starting from 6:45pm.

  • The very talented Leeds Rock Choir will be opening this years' Leeds Christmas Lights Switch On, with a spectacular selection of well-known hits, a Christmas melody, and some of their original vocals.

  • The Leeds Contemporary Singers, who won the BBC’s Inaugural Pitch Battle, against 30 of the best vocal groups in the UK!

  • Remember the sensational storm trooper dance group from Britain’s Got Talent? Well, you’re in for a treat as they will be performing an out-of-this-world routine at the switch on this year... and just ahead of the release of the new Star Wars film!

  • Something for the kids (and probably some of the adults as well)... Cbeebies Alex Winters and Ben Cadjee, along with pantomime favourite Jez Edwards, will be entertaining the crowds with a nice festive sing-a-long.

As well as performances and entertainment, there will also be other attractions for the night, including fun fair rides on Cookridge Street, illuminations, and of course, it wouldn’t be a Christmas lights switch on if they didn’t have fireworks!

So, if you want to start getting into the Christmas spirit (so what if it's not December yet...), the night is free entry and there is lots for everyone to enjoy, so get wrapped up and head down to Leeds City Centre on the 9th November!


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