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Christmas lights

Christmas Celebration

City Centre
Thursday 20 December 2012

Plymouth will be celebrating Christmas in style on Thursday 20 December, with a fantastic line-up of live music and entertainment taking place in the city centre.

The free party will start at the top of Cornwall Street at 4pm – and everyone is invited.

All of the entertainment originally arranged for last month's Christmas lights switch-on, which was cancelled due to severe weather, has been rescheduled by the Plymouth City Centre Company and Plymouth City Council.

Taking to the stage will be popular local band Joker, tribute act Gaga Unleashed, and the phenomenally successful Military Wives Choir, who will be hoping to secure their second Christmas number one in a row with their latest release, ‘Stronger Together’.

Joining them will be the stars of the Theatre Royal's pantomime production of Dick Whittington, Christopher Biggins and Basil Brush, with ITV Westcountry and Heart FM on hand to cover the event and show the rest of the South West what they’re missing.

As well as celebrating Christmas, the event will be celebrating the achievements of some of Plymouth's hardest working and most inspiring residents.

Being recognised at the event will be Plymouth's first Young Poet Laureate 16-year-old Ailie Kerr, Plymouth Children's University's most successful young learner 11-year-old James Eyley and HMS Heroes members Emily Kirk (aged 12) and Lewis Eliot (aged 5) and HMS Heroes volunteer Pete Ogburn.

At 6.15pm, Matt and Caroline from Heart FM will be welcoming the special Plymothians to the stage and telling everyone a bit more about their achievements over the past year.