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’.

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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.


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