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Arnold Christmas light switch on announced

Date Posted: 10:36 AM on Thu, 2 November 2023 A red background with a snowman wearing a red scarf and hat surrounded by Christmas lights. In the top right corner, text reads

Gedling Borough Council has confirmed that it will be hosting a Christmas Light Switch On event in Arnold Town Centre later this month, sponsored by Robert Ellis Estate Agents.

The Christmas Light Switch On will take place on Friday 24 November from 4pm, outside the AMP building at the former Arnold Market site.

The event will feature performances from local schools and choirs, a lantern parade, street entertainers and even a visit from Santa. A number of local businesses, including several at the AMP building, will also be staying open late throughout the event.

An indoor craft fair will be open next to the event, at Arnold Methodist Church, with stalls selling items such as cards, festive food and gifts.

The Christmas lights will be switched on by the Mayor of Gedling, Councillor Julie Najuk at 6.30pm

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke MBE said;

“I’m delighted to announce details of this year’s Arnold Christmas light switch event taking place later this month.

Last year was the first year hosting the event at our new venue outside the AMP building at the former Arnold Market Place, and what a great event that was with an incredible turn out.

I have no doubt that the event this year will be just as popular, and I’d like to invite residents to join us and enjoy this great community event as we kick off the festive season.” 

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