What to expect from Sunderland’s Christmas lights

Sunderland’s annual Christmas light switch on will take place this week on Thursday November 17. It is set to be an evening of spectacular entertainment and festive fun.

The event will play host to some famous faces, including Faye Tozer, Amy Leigh Hickman and Chloe Castro. County Durham based vocalist Chloe will be the star of the show this year and will be switching the lights on.

Chloe said: “I can’t wait to play at the Christmas lights this year. I’m looking forward to seeing all the friendly faces and some pretty lights. It’s gonna be a good night and good fun; lets hope the snow holds off!”.

The switch on will take place in Keel Square, Sunderland City Centre, and is set to start at 5.00pm. The display is set to bring crowds of people in there hundreds, to the award winning square on Thursday.

Mayor of Sunderland Councillor Alan Emerson said: “Our cities festive lights will help to keep the city centre shining bright throughout the dark nights leading up to Christmas. Both the lights and the switch on event are part of Sunderland City Councils work to make our city as attractive as possible this Christmas to shopper and visitors, supporting local business and encouraging more people to use our city centre.”

The switch on of the lights will finish with a fireworks display celebrating the beginning of the annual countdown to Christmas.

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