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The Guide: Christmas lights switch-on

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Christmas lights went on in Nottingham on Wednesday, 18 November

The count down to Christmas is under way in Nottinghamshire.

In this special edition of The Guide are details of where and when the Christmas lights are to be switched on in Robin Hood county.

The first official lights went on in Mansfield on 12 November. The last switch on is in Bunny.

All the events listed are free to attend.

Annesley

Music, carols and the official switch on of the Christmas tree lights at 7.30pm on Thursday, 3 December at Annesley Miners Welfare.

Arnold

There is no official event this year but Arnold's lights will be turned on from Thursday, 26 November.

Beeston

Enjoy entertainment, a lantern parade, music, raffle and fireworks on Saturday 28 November between 2.30pm and 6.15pm in Beeston. The lights are switched on at 4.45pm in Beeston Town Square with a fireworks display to follow.

Bingham

Bingham's big event is on Friday, 4 December, from 5.00pm to 8.00pm in the Market Square.

Bunny

Bunny's big switch on is takes place on Sunday, 13 December, at 5.00pm at the village hall.

Carlton Hill

There is no official event this year but Carlton's lights will be turned on from Thursday, 3 December.

Cotgrave

Cotgrave's big event is on Fricay, 4 December, from 4.30pm to 6.00pm at Cotgrave Shopping Precinct.

Nottingham City Centre

The city's Christmas lights were switched on on Wednesday, 18 November.

Eastwood

On Tuesday, 24 November there will be a menu of magic, mania and merriment. The Iceman will offer magical crystal ball manipulation, there will be Beatle mania with the internationally renowned Fab Four and merriment with our traditional Santa and Fairy Grotto's, fair ground rides, Christmas Carols, lantern gathering and more from 6.00pm until 8.00pm. At 6.40pm the lantern carriers will lead along Nottingham Road to the Hollies to join the crowds for the switch on ceremony.

Hucknall

Music, carols and the official switch on of the Christmas tree lights at 7.00pm on Wednesday, 2 December in Hucknall Market Place.

Huthwaite

Music, carols and the official switch on of the Christmas tree lights at 6.30pm on Friday, 4 December in Huthwaite Market Place.

Jacksdale

Jacksdale's big event is on Thursday, 3 December, at 3.45pm in the Square.

Keyworth

Keyworth's big event is on Friday, 4 December, at 6.00pm in the Square.

Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Music, carols and the official switch on of the Christmas tree lights at 6.45pm on Friday, 4 December at the Nags Head Public House.

Mapperley

There is no official event this year but Mapperley's lights will be turned on from Friday, 27 November.

Netherfield

There is no official event this year but Netherfield's lights will be turned on from Friday, 4 December.

Newark

Newark's lights are to be switched on at 5.00pm on Sunday, 29 November in the Market Place. The event begins at 11.00am with the opening of the Newark Christmas Charity and Craft Market. There will also be fun-fair rides and catering stalls, santa will be in his grotto in the Buttermarket Shopping Centre and music from three local school choirs, Neil Martin performs big band classics and Carlton Male Voice Choir will be belting out seasonal songs.

Radcliffe-on-Trent

Radcliffe's big event is on Sunday 29 November, from 2.30pm to 6.00pm at Grange Hall.

Retford

A winter festival of food and light with a German winter market starting at 10.00am on Tuesday, 1 December. The formal ceremony begins with a candlelight procession at 5.30pm. There will be music from Worksop Miners Welfare Brass Band, a pantomime performance of Cinderella and official switch on of the lights at 6:45pm in the Market Place.

Selston
Music, carols and the official switch on of the Christmas tree lights at 4.15pm on Tuesday, 1 December at the corner of Holly Hill Road and Mansfield Road.

Stanton Hill
Music, carols and the official switch on of the Christmas tree lights at 6.00pm on Friday, 11 December on Stanton Hill High Street.

Sutton-in-Ashfield
Music, carols and the official switch on of the Christmas tree lights at 6.00pm on Saturday, 5 December in Portland Square.

Underwood
Music, carols and the official switch on of the Christmas tree lights at 4.15pm on Wednesday, 2 December at the corner of Main Street and Palmerston Road.

Warsop
Sherwood Street and High Street will be closed to traffic on Thursday, 10 December, from midday to 9.00pm as Warsop welcomes Christmas. The fun starts when the lights are switched on at 4.00pm by village carnival queen Lauren and local superhero street cleaner Barry. There will be a Christmas market lining the streets and the event will end with a fireworks display.

West Bridgford
A day of festive fun happened in West Bridgford on Saturday, 21 November 2009 on Central Avenue and Gordon Road. The entertainment began at 2.00pm with traditional choirs, Father Christmas, a special performance from Britain's Got Talent 2009 semi finalists, Irresistible, before the official switch on at 5.00pm.

Worksop
A winter festival of food and light with a German winter market starting at 10.00am on Tuesday, 24 November. The formal ceremony begins with a candlelight procession at 5.30pm from Bridge Street. There will be music from Worksop Miners Welfare Brass Band, a pantomime performance of Cinderella and official switch on of the lights at 6:45pm at the Market Place.




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