Christmas lights switch on

Christmas lights switch on
Thursday, November 22, 2018

The annual switch on event, in Keel Square, Sunderland city centre, kicks off at 5.30pm on Thursday November 22. The event is being hosted by Sun FM presenter Simon Grundy, and entertainment includes festive music from local groups and choirs. Richard McCourt of ‘Dick and Dom’ fame and West End Star, Josh Andrews, will join the Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Lynda Scanlan, in pressing that all important button to switch the lights on.

Hadrian's Tipi is also on Keel Square, offering festive food and drinks, and city centre shops will be open late.

Free parking is available after 3pm in the nearby St Mary’s car park.

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Sunderland marks the easterly end of the 140-mile C2C (Coast to Coast) route. The C2C cycle trail from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Sunderland is Britain's most popular long distance route, with up to 15,000 cyclists completing it every year.

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