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Union J among spectacular line-up for Christmas lights switch on

Publish date - Sunday, October 30, 2016

undefinedHeadlining the event is Union J (pictured below), among many exciting artists and appearances. The ‘Carry You’ pop stars will be joined by Amy Childs and Harry Derbridge of The Only Way is Essex, talented St Helens singer Keira Weathers of X Factor fame, Liverpool favourites Girl Talk, local school choirs, and of course Father Christmas himself.

Gary Maddock, St Helens Council's Town Centre Manager said: “This year’s Christmas lights switch on with Radio City promises to be an absolute cracker, featuring the very best local talent plus amazing national acts including Union J, with more to be announced soon. So come along to Victoria Square on Saturday 19 November and celebrate the countdown to Christmas in style!”

The switch on will be compered by Radio City 96.7 Breakfast Show presenters Leanne Campbell and Dave Kelly.

Visitors are being urged to arrive at the event in plenty of time before it gets underway at 4pm. Contact Merseytravel Traveline on 0151 236 7676 or visit the Merseytravel website for up-to-date public transport enquiries.

Christmas Lights Switch On events continue on Thursday 24 November for the Earlestown switch on, Friday 25 November for Haydock and Sunday 4 December for Newton-le-Willows.

Other festive events include Phoenix Apparel’s Christmas Vintage Fair at the Town Hall, Saturday 3 December, before St Mary’s Market’s lights switch on and the arrival of Father Christmas and his reindeers on Church Square, Sunday 4 December.

Easily accessible car parking can be found at Chalon Way, St Mary’s Market and Birchley Street car parks, free after 3pm every day. Don’t forget parking is free at council car parks in the town centre on Saturdays.

For more information call 01744 676740, and for regular updates ‘like’ the events page on Facebook or follow the team on Twitter @whatsonsthelens.