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Christmas comes to Kirkby this week

Ashfield District Council’s next annual Christmas light switch on event is taking place on Kirkby Plaza and Ellis Street on Thursday 24 November from 4.30pm - 7.30pm.

The event will feature live singing from Kingsway Primary School, Orchard Primary School, Morvern Park Primary School, The Kirkby Chorus, Caroline Lane, Kirkby Churches Together, and Empire Music School. As well as free face painting, fun fair rides, Santa and his sleigh, and a bustling Christmas market with over 40 stalls selling a range of food, drinks, and gifts including: 

  • Bath bombs, wax melts
  • Customised gifts
  • Jewellery
  • Seasonal wreaths
  • Pet accessories
  • Craft kits
  • Bee themed products
  • Luxury fudge
  • Cider
  • Cupcakes, brownies
  • Fresh roasted coffee and indulgent hot chocolates
  • Gourmet mac 'n' cheese
  • Chutneys and sauces
  • Hot dogs
  • Flavoured cheeses

The switch on of the Christmas tree, lights, and 3D feature lighting, will take place around 7pm.  

All Council-owned car parks will be free in Kirkby for the event, the available car park will be Hodgkinson Road car park (66 spaces). Ellis Street car park will be closed for the event.  

Hucknall’s will follow Kirkby’s event on Wednesday 30 November 2022 - 4pm – 7.30pm Hucknall Market Place Car Park and High Street

Robert Docherty, Portfolio Holder for Place and Communities, said:

“We were so impressed with the turnout to Sutton’s event, and we hope to see hundreds more residents enjoying the festivities in Kirkby on Thursday. The Christmas events will be an excellent conclusion of the Council’s events programme.
“Christmas officially starts in Ashfield in November, so join us as we spread the festive magic across the District with our annual Christmas celebrations.”