There promises to be plenty of fun for the whole family as Dereham’s Christmas lights are switched on.

The town will be illuminated from Sunday, November 27, with festivities taking place in the Market Place from 1-5.30pm.

Youngsters can meet Father Christmas at the Assembly Rooms from 1.30pm, while the usual stalls and fairground rides will be positioned in the town centre.

Timings for on-stage entertainment are as follows:

Northgate High School – 2pm
Keely Rayner – 2.20pm
Galaxy Twirlers – 2.40pm
Busybodies Stage School – 3pm
Norfolk Institute of Performing Arts – 3.20pm
Dereham Theatre Company – 3.40pm
Churches Together Choir – 4pm
Ashton Fox in action for Dereham Town. He has since joined Peterborough United (Image: Dereham Town FC)

The lights will be switched on at 4.30pm by Dereham footballer Ashton Fox, who recently turned professional with Peterborough United, alongside members of the Ukrainian community who have settled in Dereham.

From 8am to 8pm, the Market Place and High Street will be closed to vehicles from the junction with Norwich Street. Emergency access will be maintained.

(Source: Dereham Times)