The city of Preston is gearing up for a feast of festive fun which officially launches with the ever-popular ‘Christmas Concert & Lights Switch On’, from 5.45pm on Saturday 24th November at the Flag Market.
The event, sponsored by Preston’s Shankly Hotel, The Fishergate Shopping Centre and Preston’s College, will feature a packed programme of entertainment for all the family.
The event includes: children’s TV favourite Andy Day (CBeebies, BAFTA Nominated; programmes include ‘Andy’s Wild Adventures’ and ‘Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures’), Corrie’s ‘David Platt’, actor, Jack P Shepherd, (almost two-decades on Coronation Street, crowned ‘Best Soap Actor’ at British Soap Awards 2018), the original lead singer/voice of Rose Royce Gwen Dickey (Car Wash, Wishing On A Star, If It’s Love You’re After), B*Witched’s Edele Lynch (C’est la vie, Rollercoaster, Blame It On The Weatherman), The Opera Guy, Charlotte Lilly from Preston/The X Factor, soul sensation Rene and the cast of Cinderella at Preston’s Guild Hall.
Mark Whittle, from Preston BID, said: “The Christmas Concert & Lights Switch On is a huge event in the city’s calendar, it’s always one of the busiest. Every year we are blown away by the sheer number of families who come to support and enjoy the event, which officially starts Christmas in Preston. This year’s event has a little something for everyone and is set to be a great evening.
“We are delighted to be working on behalf of city centre organisations, and sponsors who fund this event, and would encourage Prestonians to shop locally over the festive period.”
Preston City Council are offering free parking in the Market Hall Car Park from 3pm on Saturday 24th November for the Christmas Concert & Lights Switch On.
In addition to free parking for the Switch On, there is free parking throughout the festive period:
Market Hall Car Park – Preston City Council Saturday 24 November (Christmas Concert & Switch On) – from 3pm
Lancashire County Council – Arthur Street Car Park
University of Central Lancashire
The shopping centres are also to offer complimentary parking across the period with details to be announced shortly.