BIG Switch On

The BIG Switch On

Thursday 29 November,

4.45pm – 8pm

Market Place

We’ve got an evening of live entertainment lined up as we lead up to the BIG switch on of Kettering’s Christmas Lights. The BIG Switch On will feature entertainment for all the family from 4.45pm, including:

  • Kettering’s snooker sensation Kyren Wilson
  • Hosted by Connect FM
  • Malcolm ‘The Fish Man’ Vials
  • Stars of Aladdin
  • Starlight Dance
  • Burton Latimer Ukulele & Drum Band
  • Hope UK Choir
  • Singer Kyle Newman
  • Kettering Town Silver Band
  • Father Christmas
  • Real Reindeer
  • Christmas Gift & Food Market Stalls
  • And much more!

Entertainment from 4:45pm, Switch On at 6.30

Big Switch On

Kyren Wilson

Kyren Wilson, Kettering’s international professional snooker player, will be turning on the town’s Christmas lights this year!

Kyren turned professional in 2010, after finishing fifth in the 2009/2010 PIOS rankings. Wilson won his first ranking title at the 2015 Shanghai Masters when, ranked 54th in the world, he defeated Judd Trump 10–9 in the final.

Kyren’s star continues to rise following back-to-back tournament victories in September after claiming the 2018 Six Red World Championship title in Thailand and is currently ranked in the top 10 in the world!

Kyren grew up attending Kettering’s Christmas light switch on events and is excited to have the honour of illuminating his home town.

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Stars of Aladdin

A popular feature of recent BIG Switch Ons, the stars of the Lighthouse Theatre’s festive Christmas pantomime, will be on stage to entertain the crowd.

This year’s Aladdin production, features Arthur Bostrom (‘Allo ‘Allo) Twist & Pulse (Britain’s Got Talent)  and promises live music, colourful sets, beautiful costumes plus plenty of comedy, fun and laughter.

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Malcolm ‘The Fish Man’ Vials

The BIG Switch On will also be a chance to recognise the contribution of Malcolm Vials to the local community. Affectionately known as ‘Malcolm The Fish Man’, he is a popular and well-known personality who has been serving the people and businesses of Kettering and Corby for many years!

There have been numerous calls for Malcolm to be involved in the evening’s festivities and on the night, he will be congratulated for his achievements by the Mayor of Kettering.

Kyren Wilson

Kyren Wilson, Kettering’s international professional snooker player, will be turning on the town’s Christmas lights this year!

Kyren turned professional in 2010, after finishing fifth in the 2009/2010 PIOS rankings. Wilson won his first ranking title at the 2015 Shanghai Masters when, ranked 54th in the world, he defeated Judd Trump 10–9 in the final.

Kyren’s star continues to rise following back-to-back tournament victories in September after claiming the 2018 Six Red World Championship title in Thailand and is currently ranked in the top 10 in the world!

Kyren grew up attending Kettering’s Christmas light switch on events and is excited to have the honour of illuminating his home town.

Stars of Aladdin

A popular feature of recent BIG Switch Ons, the stars of the Lighthouse Theatre’s festive Christmas pantomime, will be on stage to entertain the crowd.

This year’s Aladdin production, features Arthur Bostrom (‘Allo ‘Allo) Twist & Pulse (Britain’s Got Talent)and promises live music, colourful sets, beautiful costumes plus plenty of comedy, fun and laughter.

Malcolm ‘The Fish Man’ Vials

The BIG Switch On will also be a chance to recognise the contribution of Malcolm Vials to the local community. Affectionately known as ‘Malcolm The Fish Man’, he is a popular and well-known personality who has been serving the people and businesses of Kettering and Corby for many years!

There have been numerous calls for Malcolm to be involved in the evening’s festivities and on the night, he will be congratulated for his achievements by the Mayor of Kettering.

The Yards Christmas Light Show

After the activities have finished on Market Place, The Yards will be hosting their very own light show in the front of The Exchange!

Various Christmas stalls will be joining for the evening as well as the return of their free ticketed prosecco bar, plus choir and the selfie mirror.

Don’t miss it!

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