Thousands set to attend Chesterfield's Christmas lights switch-on

Festive cheer will come to Chesterfield this weekend as the town's Christmas lights are switched on.

Monday, 13th November 2017, 10:25 am
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 11:05 pm
It's the most wonderful time of the year!

The event will take place on Sunday with a special market taking place from noon offering entertainment, stalls, games and rides in the market place and New Square.

Youngsters can also meet one of their favourite characters as Chase from Paw Patrol makes appearances outside the Visitor Information Centre in Rykneld Square at noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

A stage show will get underway in New Square at 3.30pm, offering plenty of entertainment.

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Stars from the Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan, this year's festive show at the Pomegranate Theatre, will perform the switch on at 4.45pm with Chesterfield's Mayor and Chase from Paw Patrol.

Councillor Steve Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: "Each year thousands of people come along to take part in Chesterfield's Christmas lights event.

"It is a great opportunity for families to come together and get into the Christmas spirit.

"We organise the event as part of our commitment to make Chesterfield a thriving borough and to improve the quality of life for local people."

Chesterfield residents can use their free parking disc to park for free in the following Chesterfield Borough Council off-street pay and display car parks:

► Albion Road;

► Derbyshire Times;

► Devonshire Street;

► Durrant Road;

► Hollis Lane (excluding on-street bays);

► Holywell Cross (The Donut)

► Queen's Park (north and south);

► Spa Lane;

► Station Road;

► St Mary's Gate;

► Theatre Lane.