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Chairman Dale Grounds at Christmas lights, Sutton 2023

Christmas Light switch-on in Sutton

Thousands of people kicked off the festive season in style at the first of Ashfield District Council’s Christmas Light switch-on events, held in Sutton on Thursday 23 November.

Sutton’s event had over 50 trader stalls with a range of Christmas gift ideas, novelty items and a selection of festive treats and nibbles. Santa and his sleigh (Sutton Rotary Club) welcomed visitors who came along for the funfair, provided by Pearsons and balloon modelling provided by Butterfly Effex.

Local schools and groups provided the entertainment during the event which included:

  • Mappelwells Primary School
  • Leamington Primary School
  • St Mary Magdelene Primary
  • Dalestorth School Choir
  • Croft Primary School
  • Regency Dance Centre
  • Priestic Primary School
  • Solo Artist – Breanna Thompson

Chairman of the Council, Cllr Dale Grounds was happy to turn on the lights and said:

“It’s always good to see all the families enjoying the events the Council provides. Christmas is a special time of year, especially seeing the excitement on the children’s faces. I can’t wait to see the Kirkby and Sutton switch-ons in the coming weeks and I hope to see many of you there.”

Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council said:

“It was fantastic to see so many people come down to the Christmas event in Sutton, the school children worked so hard on their singing and routines. Everyone loves Christmas so it was great to kick off the festive season with the first of our three free events.”

The dates for the lights switch-ons in Kirkby on Thursday 30 November 2023, and then in Hucknall on Wednesday 6 December 2023, 4pm to 7.30pm.