Meet Santa and enjoy fireworks at this year's Christmas lights switch-on in Eastwood

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on as Eastwood prepares to switch on its Christmas lights later this month.

Wednesday, 17th November 2021, 4:06 pm
An image captured at the lights switch-on event back in 2019.

This year’s light switch-on event will take place on Tuesday, November 30, after being cancelled last year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The lights will be switched on at 7pm outside Eastwood Library, followed by a fireworks display at 8pm.

Look out for festive street theatre and meet some comical Victorian carol singers performing traditional carols.

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The Christmas lights in Eastwood back in 2019.

Mickey and Minnie will be in town too and children will be awed by the giant bubbles floating around Victoria Street and Nottingham Road.

Children can also enjoy a Santa’s Grotto, which will be set up in the Scargill Walk Car Park from 5.30pm to 8pm.

There will be a range of fairground rides in Iceland car park.

On top of all this, a special Christmas market is set to be held from 5.30pm in DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum’s secret garden.

Many small businesses will be on hand with stalls selling a range of festive treats – including mulled wine – and Christmas gifts.

Adams & Co will be headlining the main stage with some Brian Adams favourites among a fabulous mix of party tunes.

The entire event is completely free to enter for everyone.

But LLeisure, which organises the event, has advised people not to attend if they are feeling unwell.

A spokesperson said: “For the safety of everyone, please do not attend this event if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.

“We encourage everyone to conduct a lateral flow test before the event if possible.”

Road closures will be in place across the town from 6pm to 9pm.

Nottingham Road will be closed from its junction with A608 Derby Road to its junction with Plumptre Way.

Victoria Street will be closed from its junction with Nottingham Road to its junction with Scargill Walk.

Scargill Walk will be closed along with a footpath from a junction with Walker Street to its junction with Wellington Place.

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