November 9, 2011 11.48 am This story is over 148 months old

Comedy duo to switch on Lincoln Christmas lights

Christmas spirit: Cannon and Ball will switch on the Christmas lights in Lincoln on November 17.

Lincoln’s Christmas lights will this year be switched on by comedy duo Cannon and Ball on November 17.

Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball have become popular panto stars in recent years and will be bringing Christmas spirit to Lincoln when they switch on the lights at 7pm at the war memorial on the High Street.

Other entertainment will be provided by the Salvation Army Band and the Rock Choir, a 100 strong choir singing pop, gospel and Motown.

BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Rod Whiting will be warming up the crowd from 6:15pm while the Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Kathleen Brothwell, and the civic party proceed from the Guildhall to join Cannon and Ball for the ceremony.

Councillor Brothwell feels the lights give the city a seasonal feel in the run up to the Christmas Market and onto Christmas itself.

“As the darker nights draw in and we look forward to the festive season, it’s always nice to see the Christmas lights switched on in the city centre,” said Brothwell.

Cannon and Ball will be signing autographs at the Waterside Shopping Centre after the switch-on from 7:20pm.

Source: City of Lincoln Council