Lytham’s popular Christmas Lights Switch-on will take place this year in Clifton Square on Saturday, 19th November. The awesome entertainment and festive celebrations commence at 1.45 p.m. and continue until 6 p.m. with the official lights switch-on scheduled between 4.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.
Tom Pemberton, the popular Lytham farmer, will perform the official switch-on duties. Tom is fast becoming a household name across the UK as a rising star of agriculture with the ever-growing popularity of his YouTube channel, which now boasts almost half a million subscribers. Tom is proud to have the honour of switching on the 2022 Christmas lights saying, ‘I am absolutely honoured to have been asked. I’ve lived in Lytham my whole life so I can honestly say it feels quite incredible to have been asked to switch-on the Christmas Lights this year. Lytham is a wonderful town and the place I feel proud to call home. The Switch-On afternoon is always a brilliant occasion and an opportunity to join with family and friends to kick-start the festive season so I can’t wait to see everyone there.’
Joining Tom will be local TV newsreader & BBC Radio Lancashire’s breakfast-time presenter Graham Liver who will host the event. Sign language interpreter Tony Redshaw will also be on stage throughout.
Opening the afternoon’s entertainment will be the Lytham Community Choir, followed by performances from singers and musicians Flo Maskery, House of Wolves, Daisy Atkinson and Edward Rhodes.
Also on the bill are the party band Total Rewind, whose frontman is St Anne’s singer Jack Frimston, plus Fylde coast favourites The Deadbeats, who will headline following the official switch-on by Tom Pemberton.
Lytham DJ and entertainer Paul O’Brien will be spinning the decks and Fylde Mayor Councillor Ben Aitken will be a special guest.
And while the entertainment is taking place in Clifton Square, Father Christmas will lead a festive procession around Lytham setting off from the Assembly Rooms on Dicconson Terrace at 4 p.m.
The whole event is organised by Councillor Brenda Blackshaw together with great support from a team of volunteers. Councillor Blackshaw said: ‘Once again we have a brilliant line-up for our witch-on event and we can’t wait. We look forward to an afternoon where we can all come together to sing, dance and make merry as we kick off the festive season in our beloved Lytham.’