The Big Switch On
Mansfield's Christmas light switch on event is always a key date in the District's calendar and marks the start of late night shopping in the town centre.
Excitement is already in the air following the announcement of the date for switching on the Christmas lights in Mansfield.
The Big Switch On 2014 will take place on Sunday 16 November in Mansfield town centre between 12noon and 5pm. To mark the announcement of the date this year, a piece of chalk art was created in front of the Old Town Hall in Mansfield market place.
This year's event is set to be another festive extravaganza with lots of free entertainment for all the family throughout the day in the town centre. This will be followed by a spectacular stage show in the market place.
There will be guest appearances at intervals from children's television favourite Mike the Knight - so don't forget to bring your camera!
This traditional event marks the start of late night shopping in Mansfield town centre which begins on Thursday 20 November.
More details about the event will be revealed over the next few weeks so check back here for more information.
A viewing area for wheelchair users will be available for the main stage show. To book a place, call 01623 463 376. Places must be booked in advance and are on a first come, first served basis.
If you are interested in sponsoring this year's event, please see our sponsorship packages [307kb].