Preston Christmas lights switch on: Coronation Street star announced as special guest

Posted on - 21st October, 2023 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Christmas, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Preston Christmas Lights Switch on 2021 Pic: Michael Porter Photography
Preston Christmas Lights Switch on 2021 Pic: Michael Porter Photography

Coronation Street legend Antony Cotton has been announced to be a special guest at the 2023 Preston Christmas light switch on.


A number of celebrities are set to attend the special night which takes place on Saturday 18 November from 5.30pm on the Flag Market.


Singers Max and Harvey and soul and disco legends Odyssey are among the line-up as well as local performers The Street Monkeys, Carol May’s Dance Academy, Micah Bimson, Becce J, DLN Dance and Liv Cooke.

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A BID spokesperson said: “The switch on is the city’s biggest feel-good event of the year.  We are regularly blown away by the number of people who wrap up, and turn up each year to help us launch Christmas in the city!

“This event simply could not take place without the support of city centre businesses and sponsors. We want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to them, and would ask Prestonians to support these organisations, and their city centre throughout the Christmas period.”

The Christmas Lights Switch On event concludes around 7.50pm.

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Visitors can join special guests for photo opportunities before the main Switch On event at the Fishergate Centre from 2.15pm, and Cannon Street from 3.30pm.

Free parking is available at Lancashire County Council’s Arthur Street car park, UCLan city centre car parks and selected Preston City Council car parks from 1pm.

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