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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-11-11

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Celebrate Southport's Christmas Lights Switch on with one of the biggest Christmas number ones of all time!

THE full line up for Southport's Christmas Lights switch on has been revealed and East 17 are set to be making Southport sparkle! Get your white fur trimmed coats on and start Christmas in memorable fashion with snow machines, Christmas lights and one of the biggest and most enduring Christmas number ones ever, 'Stay Now!'

East 17 - with new singer Robbie Craig of Artful Dodger fame will top the bill on the 19th of November for an evening of 80's and 90's anthems. A superb line up has been planned with entertainment for the whole family throughout the afternoon. The show starts at 2pm with a lively show from Starkidz and continues with CBeebies presenter Alex Winters and his brilliant Christmas show.

The afternoon will continue with Panto sets, including:- 'Sam Kane as Buttons,' 'So Talented Dance Crew' and 'Rock Choir' singing Christmas classics. The big main show then begins with a celebration of the 1980's and 90's with a stomping set from 'My Favourite Waste of Time' singer Owen Paul belting out the biggest anthems of the 80's, get your best Irish dance on with Edele from B*Witched and C'Est La Vie then end the night with East 17.

The show is put on by Southport BID. Along with the stage show there will be fairground rides, Santa and his Reindeer and some great fun street entertainment. The stage show starts at 2pm, with Santa from 1pm. It's a free event and looks set to be 1 of the biggest yet, with over 10,000 people attending in 2016! The big moment itself is 5.30pm.

It will begin the Christmas season in Southport and the all new, extended Christmas lighting from the BID will be revealed! With the BIDs bigger and better ice rink launching on the 1 December 2017, and Sefton Council's Christmas Markets starting on the 23 November 2017; it is set to be a brilliant year for Southport this Christmas.


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