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Publication date:- 2017-25-11

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Southport Christmas Lights Switch On 2017

SOUTHPORT'S Christmas Lights have been turned on in style this year. Sadly, the day after the wind decided to spoil things a bit, but what a night the opening was held on 19 November 2017. It has definitely sparked off the Town's celebrations for the Festive Session… The event was run by Southport BID, with support from Smooth Radio, also gave out a 'Voucher Book' with lots of offers from local businesses, to the thousands of people who attended.

On offer was live entertainment throughout the afternoon. Children and big children got to meet Santa and his reindeers, plus some the naughty elves and the Grinch. To add leave a bit of a bang, other attractions included some dancing, singing crackers and so much more.

On the big stage and around the Town Centre, were CBeebies, Alex Winters and Starkidz, followed by a full line up of singing and dancing with the amazing Rock Choir, So Talented Dance, plus the local Panto cast, along with Sam Kane.

The main shows, in what was billed as an:- "80's/90's spectacular," included hit singer Owen Paul and 80's anthems. B*Witched's Edele follows and headliners East 17.

Then the big moment came and Miss Southport, Gwen and all Panto Cast, and Main Stage performers joined Santa and East 17, to push the plunger and turn on the lights… Then as East 17 were on stage, they ended with the band's 1994 Christmas hit:- "Stay Another Day."

This, in our view, was an event, full of superb family entertainment and there prevailed a fantastic atmosphere… We would love to know your views on this, so please email our newsroom, via:- and let us know what you thought of it!

If the Town's twinkling lights don't get you into the festive mood, do not forget that the local venues have many fantastic events lined up, as do the Town's restaurants, pubs and clubs. Plus now open is the Southport Christmas Market and even a Skating Rink!

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Merseyside will light up Orange for anti-domestic violence campaign

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Southport Christmas Lights Switch On - Photos
Letters to the Editor:- "Parking in Southport"
Shipping company boss makes huge waves in charity running challenge
Landlord fined for falling foul of Selective Licensing rules
Online VAT crackdown highlights challenges of the global market place
Man charged following disorder in Concert Square, Liverpool
Merseyside's Police Commissioner announces new and enhanced support for victims
Top award for Liverpool social work team
Shelter issues warning ahead of critical Christmas season
Macmillan Cancer Support's North West mobile service will be in Merseyside next week
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Awarded Contract for Willaston Surgery
Holocaust Memorial Day poetry competition being launched
Deputy Police Commissioner urges victims to consider restorative justice
Armed robbery at Londis Store, Waterloo
High visibility Policing over Festive Period
Appeal for witnesses Adam Ellison Murder
Merseyside Police donate shoeboxes, bikes and tools to Caribbean islands hit by hurricanes
Wards moving at Southport Hospital
Revealed... National Retailer commissioned the Giant Fireworks Box Cake to support Southport and Hesketh Round Table
E.ON opens its Energising Communities Fund
25 November marks start of 2 week campaign to eradicate violence against women
CCTV of 2 males wanted in connection with burglary in Waterloo
Public sector pay squeeze has reduced spending power in the North West by ₤1.3 billion this year
Jewellers in Southport Ram Raided and vehicle set on fire
Over 30 groups raise concern about human rights protection in the EU Withdrawal Bill
Eastham Connects to tackle social isolation
Personal allowance increase welcome, but what about those on the lowest incomes?
Budget leaves questions for North West and workers
Government research casts doubt on effectiveness of stamp duty cut
Knowsley Community College Nominated for Prestigious Award
Young people with learning disabilities helped in to work
College students get career advice from the top
Formby Christmas Lights Switch On 2017
CIOT welcome Government moves to simplify and update approach on employee expenses
Maghull North Station scheme on track for 2018 opening
Community invited to public meeting to hear about College's plans for Bootle's St Winefride's Roman Catholic Church
Metro Mayor sets out City Region asks ahead of Budget
47% of Graduates in the North West Acknowledge They're No Better Off Having Studied
Digital economy; new paper a useful contribution to reform debate

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Maghull North Station scheme on track for 2018 opening

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