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The Voice runner up Mark Howard will be performing on stage.


Christmas is coming to Carlton Hill this November as the date has been set for the Christmas light switch on.

Organiser Charlotte Striping, owner of Simply Dance and the Carlton Hill Community Action Group have confirmed that a Christmas Light Switch On event will take place on Wednesday, November 29 from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.

Charlotte said “We wanted to make it more festive and safer for all the community this time so it can become an annual event for Carlton community to enjoy. 

“It’s a perfect opportunity for people to start getting into the Christmas spirit and bring the community together to celebrate.”

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The Christmas Lights will be turned on by Gedling Borough Mayor, Julie Najuk and event poster design competition winner, Amelia, age eight at 6.00pm.

Pictured: Event poster designed by competition winner, Amelia, age 8.

There will be late night shopping on Carlton Hill with food, gifts and competitions.

Santa will be making an appearance as well as photo opportunities with a Christmas storm trooper.

There will be dance and singing displays on a stage from 6.15pm to 8.30pm which will be located in the bottom end of stand hill car park next to Mayfield road. 

Displays will include performances from Simply Dance, Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama (MADD), local acoustic singers, Nottingham Community Choir and headlined by local star Mark Howard, the Runner Up on The Voice.

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  1. Perhaps this year it will be lights that actually have a connection to the fact Christmas is a Christian celebration. Never seem to be the words ‘Happy Christmas’ emblazoned somewhere does there? The one in the picture really is pathetic, more like something to celebrate Guy Fawkes night. As for the giant illuminated ‘cone’, ever considered a real, dare I say it, Christmas tree? You know the one, with baubles and tinsel and perhaps even a winged angel on top. Oops, nearly said the ‘fairy’ word there, but Angel would suffice. How about something like a giant ‘Happy Christmas’ stretched from one side of the hill to the other to pass under? Nah, didn’t think so somehow. Stick with bland and meaningless as per normal.


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