web graphic christmas lightsThe Christmas lights will be switched on in Ilkeston and Long Eaton at the end of November. 

Long Eaton’s big Christmas Lights ‘switch-on’ event will be held on Thursday 29 November and Ilkeston's event will take place on Friday 30 November.

The Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Chris Corbett, will officially launch the Christmas season by switching on the lights on at 7pm.

Erewash Borough Council has once again lined -up an evening of festive treats to guarantee a fabulous night for everyone to enjoy.

Christmas and craft markets, stilt walkers mingling with the crowds and a family fun-fair will bring seasonal colour to Long Eaton town centre. There will also be traditional festive music and performances by the Long Eaton Silver Prize band, sing-a-longs from the Gary Barlow tribute and musical delights from the Diamond Cut Choir.

The celebration event in Ilkeston will take place between 5.30pm-8.30pm in Ilkeston town centre, after  the big switch on the sky will explode in a riot of colour as fireworks add to the magical festivities.

Enjoy musical performances from Ilkeston Brass Band and listen to the dulcet sounds of singer Trevvy. Join in the funfair atmosphere with rides for all ages and marvel at the stilt walkers who will be weaving their way around entertaining the crowds. There will also be the Ilkeston Christmas Market organised by SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity.

One of the highlights will be a stunning lantern parade featuring pupils from Dovedale Primary School.

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
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