Thousands expected at Formby Christmas Lights switch on tomorrow - Sunday 27th November
Formby Christmas lights switch on event takes place on Sunday, 27th November. Our beautiful Christmas Tree is sat waiting for it's lights on Chapel Lane.
There will be hot food and drink available from a number of vendors throughout the day. The festivities start about noon with fairground rides, Christmas stalls, live music, lots of hot food vendors. We are delighted to have former Brookside child star Ray Quinn switching on the lights at 5:30pm. Ray is a great vocalist too, and was runner up to Leona Lewis when she won X-Factor and he was the 2014 winner of Dancing on Ice! Festive fun and yuletide entertainment for the whole family.
Putting lights on the trees in the village on 25th November
Our Christmas Tree just waiting for the switch on
The Formby Christmas Light switch on is a very popular event with over 6,000 people descending on last years festivities. Sky TV's Neil Newton and Sandgrounder's Breakfast Show host will be hosting the days events with Sandgrounder Radio Southport. Steven Hall from Britain's Got Talent will be on stage thrilling the audience with his class act.
Unfortunately this year,we don't think that Frosty or a tree will be in place on the roundabout but, it is being looked into and trying to sort out. There will be road closures as indicated below.
The itinerary for the day is: 7am: - Road closure at chapel lane roundabout, Brows lane/ Rosemary lane and elbow lane. 12pm: - Christmas market stalls, fairground rides etc. 1pm: - Live entertainment from the main stage. 5:30pm: - Switch-On. 7pm: - Close.
Cllr Denise Dutton has managed to sort out FREE parking in Sumner Road car park just for the event from 2pm. Hoods will be placed over the meters to prevent payments. Fantastic!
Formby Christmas Lights have today released the full line-up on their Facebook page, this is what they have said:
Are you ready for tomorrow's big event? Children's rides (including an annual favourite, the model steam train), the snow globe and Christmas Stalls will start at 12pm.
There's lots of great entertainment from the Chapel Lane stage (see below) introduced by Sandgrounder Radio's Neil Newton. In fact Sandgrounder will be broadcasting LIVE from the village from 3-6pm!
There will be plenty of hot food and mulled wine to keep you warm as you watch Formby Brass Band performing in the afternoon (Brows Lane end of the road).
The full line-up (timings are approximate) is as follow:
1PM - MAKE NOISE 2 (Junior Choir) 1:30 - VOCAL RANGE 2PM - THE NICOLA HARDMAN SINGERS 2:40 - ISOBEL TWIST 3:00 - MAKE NOISE 3:30 - UNCHARTERED 4:15 - THE SUE CAMPBELL BAND 5:00 - STEVEN HALL (BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT) 5:30 - *** SWITCH ON with RAY QUINN *** 5:45 - HAYLEY MURRAY 6:15 - G:FORCE
Be safe and hope you all have a fantastic day!