Christmas lights 2023: All you need to know about the big switch-on in 16 Derbyshire towns and villages

Families in Derbyshire’s towns and villages will be out in force to see the lights switch-on that heralds the countdown to Christmas.

Santa grottos, funfair rides, parades and live entertainment lead up to the moment that the switch is flicked to light up streets and Christmas trees with pretty illuminations.

Chesterfield is hosting one of the county’s largest events with a day of family fun lined up including a visit from the stars of this year’s panto.

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