A full day of festivities, music and entertainment is coming to Mansfield - and your family have the chance to experience it as VIPs.
The annual event, which will bring spirit to the town with Christmas markets, Santa’s grotto and a live entertainment stage, will end with the traditional lights switch-on and a magical firework display.
And your newspaper has teamed up with event organisers to give away five VIP family tickets to The Big Switch On, which takes place on Sunday, November 15.
VIP guests will be transported to and from the event, courtesy of 6 Five 2’s taxi company, and see the main stage, lights switch on and firework display from a special VIP area.
Party songs will warm up the main stage from 3pm, followed by performances by Mansfield singer Ashley Rebanks, Mansfield Rock Choir and Brass Band and the chance to learn circus skills and magic tricks.
Guests can also prepare to take a celebrity selfie as stars from the Palace Theatre’s Aladdin pantomime will be making appearances and performing around the town, including the Panto baddie Abanazar,
Mansfield BID will also be running an Aladdin-themed treasure hunt with prizes up for grabs.
Younger members of the audience will also get to meet Christmas elves on stilts and Paddington™ bear in the crowd during intervals at the show.
To be in with a chance of winning a VIP family ticket - which will allow up to four people each - enter our free draw by post, email or Twitter.
The deadline for entries is noon on Friday, November 6. Winners will be notified the following week.
To enter, send your name, address and a daytime phone number to Christmas Lights Comp, Danielle Hayden, Mansfield Chad, Unit 2A, Sherwood Oaks Business Park, Southwell Road West, Mansfield NG18 4TB, email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Christmas Lights Comp’ in the subject line and those details in the message, or follow @DanielleHayd on Twitter and retweet any of her #ChadXmasLightsComp tweets.
Usual Johnston Press rules and terms apply.
And do not worry if you are not lucky enough to win – you can still attend the events.
The day will run across Mansfield town centre between 11am - 5pm and more information can be found at www.mansfield.gov.uk/switch on.
Entrants need to be a family of more than four people, including children, and live in the Mansfield area.