Lights switch-on this Thursday
By CarlyBaldwin | Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 10:58
The Christmas Lights will be switched on at The Mall this Thursday, and organisers are hoping that an afternoon of entertainment will attract plenty of visitors.
Santa Claus will be doing the honours at the switch-on
The fun begins at 3pm, when children can enjoy free rides around the Mall on the Santa Express and be entertained by Mall favourites Bell the Brush and Roy the Balloonatic, as well as Sparkle the walking Christmas tree.
Father Christmas himself will then make his entrance, before joining free radio presenters Foxy and Giuliano on stage to switch on the lights at 6.30pm.
The switch-on marks the start of the festive season at The Mall, with stores staying open until 7pm, and Santa's Grotto setting up home next to House of Fraser until December 23.