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King’s Lynn set for sparkling switch-on

Written by  Leanne Winston
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King’s Lynn set for sparkling switch-on

King’s Lynn is getting ready for an evening of festive fun as it makes the final preparations for the Christmas lights switch-on on Thursday 20 November. 

From 5.30 pm the Tuesday Market Place will be abuzz with live entertainment including a performance by The Rock Choir. The victor of the Battle of Acoustic Bands contest, currently being eagerly fought in local venues, will also perform on the night.

Sue Holderness of Only Fools and Horses fame, who will be appearing as the Wicked Queen in King’s Lynn Corn Exchange’s pantomime, Snow White from 5-31 December, along with cast members Ian Marr (Dame Dotty) and KLFM96.7 presenter Adam Newstead (Hector the Henchman), will take to the stage in the market place just before 7 pm to start the countdown to switch-on.

And as if all that wasn’t reason enough to persuade people to join in the fun, on the night, two lucky people from the audience will have the chance to win Golden Tickets, which will allow them to spend £500 in King’s Lynn town centre stores. More information about the Golden Ticket competition will be announced on the evening.

Cllr Brian Long, Borough Council Cabinet Member, said: “The switch-on events are always really fun family events so I hope lots of people will join us on the evening to mark the start of the festive season and support our town centre. The £500 Golden Tickets will, I am sure, help to bring a little extra Christmas cheer to the two lucky winners!”

Abbie Panks, Vancouver Quarter Manager, said: “We’re really excited about this year’s event which is shaping up to be one of the best, and we’ve not finished yet. Keep an eye out for further announcements about our special guests! The Golden Ticket competition is new this year too, full details about how it works will be announced at the event, but you’ve got to be there for a chance to win, so make sure you join us from 5.30.”

Following the switch-on fun, people can make a start on their Christmas shopping as late night shopping hours begin (shops will stay open until 8 pm on Thursdays from 20 November to 18 December).

Late night shopping also coincides with the Christmas Just the Ticket free car parking promotion. During this time (20 & 27 November, 4, 11 & 18 December) people can park free of charge from 3pm until midnight

in council-owned surface car parks in King’s Lynn and 3 pm until 11.30 pm in the St James multi-storey car park.

The switch-on event is organised by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and The Vancouver Quarter Shopping Centre.

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