Mansfield switches on Christmas lights

FESTIVE fever is sweeping Mansfield tonight as the town’s Christmas lights are switched on.

Thousands of folk are descending on the Market Place for the seasonal spectacular, which has become one of the highlights of the town’s calendar.

This year’s event will be headlined by R&B star and Brit Award winner, Lemar - who will perform a string of his most well known hits.

Other performers who will take to the stage will be boyband Eli Prime, The Brunts School choir, children’s TV favourite Fireman Sam and stars from Palace Theatre panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.

Players from Mansfield Town Football Club and newly crowned Miss Mansfield Alicia Caley will also make an appearance as of course will the man himself, Santa.

See next week’s Chad for a full report and photo round-up.