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Final prep for Lincoln Christmas lights switch-on

Final preparations are underway for the Lincoln Christmas lights switch-on on Thursday, November 22.

The main event starts at 6pm on the High Street, near the War Memorial.

The entertainment will be provided by St. Hugh’s School Choir and John Allison, Lincoln City Football players Paul Farman, Mamadou Fofana and Peter Bore from 6.30pm, and members of the cast of the Drill Hall panto Peter Pan from 6.20pm.

ITV weatherman Jon Mitchell, the main guest at the event

The Civic Party, made of Mayor of Lincoln Councillor Karen Lee and her consort, the City Sheriff Mrs. Melanie Tointon and her consort, and the Mayor’s Chaplain, will process from the Guildhall at 6.50pm to the stage at the War Memorial.

This is where ITV weatherman Jon Mitchell will mark the official Christmas lights switch-on with compering from Lincs FM’s Rob Hammond at 7pm.

The Salvation Army Band will play the first two verses of Hark the Herald Angels Sing, as those present can sing along to. They will also play carols after the procession.

The city centre shops will be open for late night shopping.

St Mark’s Shopping Centre will also hold a lights switch-on ceremony in St Mark’s Square from 5pm, with special guests Peter Pan and Nurse Nelly.

Photo: City of Lincoln Council