Tree up – So when will it be lit up? November 15th, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Latest Whats On Shares Comments This years Christmas tree has now been erected in the Town Hall Gardens. On Saturday 19th November the Christmas lights switch on event will take place with Lord Street being closed to traffic from the monument to Eastbank Street. Brought to you by Southport BID and hosted by Smooth Radio there will be plenty of activity throughout the day for all of the family building excitement for when thousands of lights will be switched on across the town plus a huge Christmas tree in the Town Hall Gardens. Santa and his real life reindeer will be there throughout the day, tickets are £5 per child and include a gift, plus if they bring a letter to Santa there will be a special post box to post it in. (Booking not necessary. Santa will be opposite C’espresso Cafe at the Monument on Lord Street). A special celebration wouldn’t be complete without Southport’s very own Town Crier. He will be around all day so make sure you pop to say hello and get your picture taken! Smooth Radio will take over the stage from 14:45 with headliners The Overtones, performing songs from their brand new album ‘A good ol’ fashioned Christmas’. Also read Southport BID Cancel Christmas Market and Ice Rink The entertainment will also include 2016 Olympic gold medallist Steve Burke, upcoming boy band Yes Lad and legendary soul singer Gwen Dickey from Rose Royce, most famous for huge chart hits Car Wash & Wishing on a Star, plus the absolutely brilliant local band The Dice Men. There will be family activities throughout the day including free Christmas crafts, activities and fun science at The Atkinson. Plus you can take the opportunity to start your Christmas shopping in the many independent shops throughout Southport, or stop for a bite to eat in our huge range of restaurants, cafes & pubs – you really will be spoilt for choice! The lights will be switched on at 17:30. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!