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King's Lynn Christmas Light switch Tuesday Market Place. ENGANL00120131129085305

King's Lynn Christmas Light switch Tuesday Market Place. ENGANL00120131129085305

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Lynn’s panto stars and top local music talent will sparkle at the Christmas lights switch-on later this month, when an evening of sparkling festive fun is on the cards.

Marking the start of late-night shopping on Thursday, November 20, the Tuesday Market Place will be abuzz with live entertainment from 5.30pm, including a performance by The Rock Choir.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Panto photo shoot at the Kings Lynn Corn Exchange, 'Sue Holderness as The Wicked Queen ANL-140809-141145009

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Panto photo shoot at the Kings Lynn Corn Exchange, 'Sue Holderness as The Wicked Queen ANL-140809-141145009

The victor of the Battle of Acoustic Bands contest, which is currently being eagerly fought in local venues, will also perform on the night.

Sue Holderness of Only Fools and Horses fame, who will be appearing as the Wicked Queen in Lynn Corn Exchange’s pantomime, Snow White, this December. She will be joined by cast members Ian Marr, who plays Dame Dotty, and KLFM96.7 presenter Adam Newstead, Hector the Henchman, and they will take to the stage just before 7pm to start the countdown.

Two lucky people from the audience will also have the chance to win Golden Tickets, worth £500 in town centre stores.

Cllr Brian Long said: “The switch-on events are always really fun family events so I hope lots of people will join us on the evening to mark the start of the festive season and support our town centre. The £500 Golden Tickets will, I am sure, help to bring a little extra Christmas cheer to the two lucky winners!”

From Thursday, late night shopping hours begin, with shops staying open until 8pm on Thursdays from November 20 to December 18.

The Christmas Just the Ticket free car parking promotion will run on November 20 and 27, and December 4, 11 and 18.

Shoppers can park free of charge from 3pm until midnight in council-owned surface car parks in Lynn, and from 3pm until 11.30pm in the St James multi-storey car park.