Arnold, Carlton Square, Mapperley and Gedling will be lit up over the next fortnight to mark the start of the festive season with their annual Christmas lights switch-on events.
Kicking things off this year is Arnold town centre, with the light switch-on scheduled for Friday (23) evening.
This year’s event is being organised by Arnold Local Area Forum and kicks off from 6pm with Santa arriving on his sleigh and the Mayor of Gedling switching on the Christmas lights. The event will be accompanied by carols sung by local schools.
You can also enjoy the Arnold Christmas Market at the same time which takes place on Friday and Saturday.
Christmas gifts and also food and drinks will be on sale. The event, now in its third year, is taking place on the newly refurbished Eagle Square from 3pm.
There will be a stage with entertainment for all the family to enjoy including Christmas carols, local entertainers, bands and singers performing in the recently renovated, Eagle Square.
Carlton Hill’s light switch-on will take place on Wednesday, November 28 from 4pm. The lights are being switched on at the sensory garden.
Netherfield is next up. The town’s switch-on event starts at 4pm on Friday, November 30, with performances from Carlton Brass Band and Netherfield Primary School choir.
The Mayor will then be be switching on the lights at 4.35pm and Santa will be visiting on his sleigh.
The lights will then be switched on at Mapperley Top at 4.45pm.
Gedling Village will also have their Christmas lights switched on during Friday, November 30.
The switch-on will take place at 6.15pm at the Miners Memorial followed by refreshments in the Memorial Hall. There will be singing by All Hallows’ School Choir and also a visit from Santa. Goody bags for the children donated by Gedling Road Co-op.
- If we’ve missed off your local switch-on, let us know and we’ll add it to the list. All times and dates correct at time of publication