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Friday 28th October, 2011

Wigan Town Centre management, The Galleries and Grand Arcade who have joined together to organise this years Wigan town centre Christmas events have announced that an XFactor star will be switching on the town’s lights.

The Christmas light switch-on event takes place on Thursday 17 November between 4.30pm and 7.30pm in Market Place and includes a star of Xfactor whose details will be announced in the next few weeks. The star will turn on the town’s lights along with a whole host of other acts and performers who will keep the crowds entertained until 7.30pm on the 14meter stage in the town centre. The Christmas light switch on event launches late night shopping in the town with shops open until 8pm.

On Sunday 20 November, Wigan town centre’s Santa and his reindeer parade starts at 1pm from Mesnes Park arriving at Market Place at 1.30pm. The parade includes marching bands, costume characters, much, much more. Following the parade, Santa and his reindeers remain in Market Place along with the performers until 4.30pm.

Richard Paxton, Centre Director of The Galleries commented:
“For 2011, Wigan Town Centre, The Galleries and Grand Arcade have organised a spectacular Christmas entertainment programme full of free entertainment for all the family. The town centre will be full of Christmas cheer along with Christmas snow to provide our shoppers a wonderful start to the Christmas season.”

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