Southport Christmas Lights Switch on Saturday 22 November. The town will have over 500,000 brand new Christmas lights, how better to celebrate the switch on than to invite some famous faces to press the plunger!

This year we’ll have Coronation Street stars Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw) and Katie McGlynn (Sinead Tinker) joined by former Corrie favourite Ken Morley (King Bumble) and Kay Purcell (Carabosse) from the Southport Theatre Panto, Sleeping Beauty and will be joined by hosts Joel Ross from Heart North West and Liz McClarnon, former Atomic Kitten.

Christmas celebrations start from 12 noon there will be some fabulous local bands, dance acts, entertainers and Christmas stalls. There will also be real camels accompanied by the three wise men, strolling performers and a Christmas Fayre in The Atkinson.

14:00 – Music and entertainment starts

14:00 – Joel Ross and Liz McClarnon from Heart FM

14:05 – Myth of Unity

14:25 – The Dice Men

14:50 – Baby­ballet

15:05 – King & Scholes

15:25 – Voice Plus

15:45 – Street Beatz

16:00 – Rock Choir

16:20 – Barbieshop

16:45 – Mr Wilson’s Second Liners

17:05 – The Drifters

17:20 – Celebs & switch-on

17:30 – The Christmas Lights plunger!

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