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Gareth Gates to switch on St Albans Christmas lights with St Albans mayor Annie Brewster
Pop star Gareth Gates will be joining the Mayor of St Albans to switch on the city’s Christmas lights this year.
The Pop Idol finalist is playing Prince Charming in Cinderella at the Alban Arena from Friday, December 6 to Sunday, January 5.
He will take to the stage in St Peter’s Street on Sunday, November 17 with other stars from the panto to turn the lights on at 5.25pm.
The Christmas lights switch-on is the culmination of an afternoon of entertainment starting at 12 noon. Local groups and acts, including the Rock Choir and Excel Performing Arts, will be performing live on the stage throughout the afternoon.
There will also be a small market with traders selling festive and seasonal goods and a food arena with local restaurants and professional caterers providing festive feasts.
Families can also visit Father Christmas at Santa’s Grotto, who will be supported by members of the Rotary Club of St Albans Verulamium.
The city's mayor, Annie Brewster, said: "I am very much looking forward to kicking off the festive season in the city centre with Gareth Gates and the other stars of this year’s St Albans pantomime, Cinderella.
"I hope you will come and join me see our streets lit up with Christmas lights whilst enjoying an exciting array of outdoor entertainment."
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