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The Big Switch On

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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.

The Big Switch On 2014 took place on Sunday 16 November in Mansfield town centre between 10am and 5pm.

This year's event was another festive extravaganza with lots of free entertainment for all the family throughout the day.

10am - 5pm
Christmas market
Treat yourself or a loved one to something unique from our Christmas market with a selection of new stalls selling handmade gifts and festive treats.

10.30am - 1.30pm
B Club children's prince and princess workshop
Four Seasons Shopping Centre
Stand out from the crowd and decorate a tiara or crown, then take away a glowing wand or sword.

12noon - 1.40pm
Family movie - Frozen

Mansfield market place
Enjoy watching a family favourite on the big screens in the market place.

12noon - 1pm
Christmas concert

Queen Street
A live brass band performance will help get you into the Christmas spirit and make your shopping experience even more enjoyable.

2pm - 3pm
Christmas parade
Westgate - from St John Street to the Buttercross (area at the side of the Four Seasons Shopping Centre)
Enjoy a magical parade featuring a whole host of special guests! Santa and the Four Seasons' Princess will arrive by horse and carriage followed by stars from the Palace Theatre's Sleeping Beauty pantomime, Miss Mansfield, Buzz the mascot, stilt walkers and a singing Christmas tree. All accompanied by a fantastic pipe band. Mike the Knight will also be making a special appearance.

After the parade - 6pm
Santa's grotto
Four Seasons Shopping Centre
Visit Santa in his magical Sleeping Beauty themed wonderland to make sure he knows what you want this Christmas and receive an early present for you to put under your tree.
£3.50 per child

3.30pm - 5pm
The Big Switch On stage show

Mansfield market place
Featuring live music from Ben Haynes and The Fabulous Tabbykatz, appearances at intervals from Mike the Knight, stars of the Sleeping Beauty pantomime and Santa himself. The event finishes in festive style with the switching on of the lights, snow and fireworks!

This traditional event marks the start of late night shopping in Mansfield town centre which begins on Thursday 20 November.

There are a whole host of events and activities taking place in the run up the Christmas - look out for our Xmas Festival What's on guide for all the details.

The Big Switch On event is organised by Mansfield District Council and the Four Season's shopping centre with support from Mansfield 103.2, Mansfield BID, 6 five 2s taxis and Fresh Start Recruitment.

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