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Christmas tree and lights in Sutton town centre

Christmas comes to Sutton this week

The first of Ashfield District Council’s annual Christmas light switch on events is this week on Thursday 17 November on Sutton Market Place car park from 4.30pm - 7.30pm.

The event will feature live singing from Leamington Primary Academy, Croft Primary School, Dalestorth Primary School, Rolls Royce Choir Group, Ellie solo vocalist, and a sing a long with Anna and Elsa. 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
  • Hand printed t-shirts, bags, cups
  • Jewellery
  • Seasonal wreaths and flowers
  • Etched glasses and personalised items
  • Pet accessories
  • Craft kits
  • Bee themed products
  • Luxury fudge
  • Authentic arancini and cannoli
  • British rum
  • Artisan donuts
  • Cupcakes, brownies
  • Fresh roasted coffee and indulgent hot chocolates
  • Gourmet mac 'n' cheese
  • Chutneys and sauces
  • Nigerian food
  • Flavoured cheeses
  • Hot pork cobs

The switch on of the Christmas tree, lights, and 3D feature lighting, will take place around 7pm. We would like to say a big thank you to our headline sponsors, Everyone Active, for sponsoring the 3D feature lighting.  

All Council-owned car parks will be free in Sutton for the event, the available car parks will be New Street car park (46 spaces) and New Cross Street car park (56 spaces).

The Christmas events for Kirkby and Hucknall will follow Sutton’s event on:

  • Thursday 24 November 2022 - 4.30pm – 7.30pm. Kirkby Plaza & Ellis Street, Kirkby
  • 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 can’t wait to see our town centres buzzing with thousands of visitors, once again. Our Christmas light switch on events are always hugely popular and we are excited to host three fun filled events. The Council’s Summer of Fun was a successful series of free family events, and 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.”