Cinderella to light up Lincoln shopping centre

Pantomime characters Cinderella and Buttons will be helping to turn on Christmas lights at Lincoln’s St Mark’s Shopping Centre as part of a family event.

Performers from the Drill Hall Theatre production of Cinderella will attend the Christmas lights switch on on Thursday, November 21.

The switch on event, which is being run in conjunction with local radio station Lincs FM and presented by radio presenter John Marshall, will take place at St Mark’s from 5pm.

The evening will include live music and entertainment, competitions, games and performances by dancers from Lincoln College and the cast of Lincoln Drill Hall’s Cinderella.

Additional entertainment will also be provided by stores at St Mark’s such as Argos, Café M, Lakeland, Tesco Express, The Entertainer, Toys R Us, Pizza Hut, Toby Carvery and PixiFoto, from free food and drink samples to special offers and demonstrations.

Cormac Hamilton, centre manager at the St Mark’s Shopping Centre said: “We are really looking forward to the Christmas lights Switch On this year, it is sure to be a fun event for the whole family to enjoy.”

“The Lights Switch On will officially launch the start of Thursday late night Christmas shopping at St Mark’s.

“This year shoppers will also be able to enjoy free parking after 5pm on Thursdays in the St Mark’s car park, which has over 800 easy, safe and secure parking spaces.”

“On Saturday November 23, families can also come to the centre to see Father Christmas and his Reindeer, who will be coming to the centre with the Rotary Club to help raise money for charity.”

The main Lincoln High Street Christmas lights switch on November 21 from 6pm.