Christmas lights will illuminate Kirkby town centre following a switch-on event with a host of celebrity names.
The Kirkby Christmas Lights Switch on event will take place on Thursday, 21 November from 4pm until 7pm.
The event will take place in Newtown Gardens and will include music and festive family fun.
There’ll be celebrity performances from Andy Bennett of Ocean Colour Scene, along with an entertainment line-up including Ben from Phats and Small, Katy Ashworth from Cbeebies and 2014 X-Factor finalist, Jack Walton.
The evening will end with a spectacular firework display.
Christmas at Kirkby Market
There’s even more festivities to enjoy at Kirkby Market this year.
Come down between 10.30am and 3.30pm on the three Saturdays before Christmas (7, 14 and 21 December) for tempting goodies including roast chestnuts, mulled wine and cider, hot Vimto and mince pies.
The inviting festive atmosphere will be completed with carol singers and a brass band entertaining you as you shop for gifts, food and other Christmas essentials.
As an added sprinkle of Christmas magic, when you visit on Saturday, 21 December there’ll be the chance to see a some real reindeers ahead of their big night with Father Christmas.
Kirkby looks ahead to an exciting year in 2020
This Christmas marks the end of an eventful year for Kirkby Town Centre, with the recent announcement that the council will be purchasing St Modwen’s assets and taking over delivery of the planned redevelopment.
Over the next 12 months it is expected that Kirkby town centre’s long awaited transformation will take shape, with its flagship Morrisons store being constructed and work beginning on other developments including a cinema, restaurants, a brand new store for Home Bargains and KFC.