Panto stars out in force for Sheffield Christmas lights switch-on

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Panto stars will be on hand to greet festive revellers at the Christmas lights switch on in Sheffield city centre.

Musicians, choirs and pantomime performers starring in this year’s production of Dick Whittington at the Lyceum Theatre are part of the action-packed event on Sunday, November 23.

Other attractions from 2pm on the day include an elf trail, meet-and-greets with film and television characters, and the chance to see vehicles from the National Emergency Museum.

Coun Isobel Bowler, cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure at Sheffield Council, said: “I hope families will come into the city centre to enjoy our Christmas light switch on this year.

“The theme is a traditional Christmas, with a focus on the Christmas tree in front of the Town Hall.

“The city centre will be illuminated to add some sparkle through to New Year.”

The Christmas tree will be put up outside the town hall this weekend.

This year’s Christmas market opens on Friday, November 14, and stalls will be housed in wooden cabins in the Peace Gardens and stretch the length of Fargate.

They will be open until 8pm on Wednesdays.