Saturday, 7 November 2009

TV character kicks-off countdown to Christmas

Children’s TV favourite Fireman Sam will kick-off the countdown to Christmas by switching on Wrexham’s town centre lights this year.

One of the BBC’s best known children’s characters, Fireman Sam will be hot-tailing it to Wrexham for the Christmas lights switch-on Thursday, November 19 in Queen’s Square.

The free event always proves a big hit and thousands of people are expected to turn out for the fun.

Once Fireman Sam has flicked the switch, the evening will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks display.

The event is organised by Wrexham Council’s Economic Development Department.

Councillor Rodney Skelland, the council’s lead member for regeneration and corporate governance, said: “The Christmas lights switch-on is tremendous fun and always draws in the crowds.

“This year looks no different and I’m sure families in particular will love the Fireman Sam show, before we cap the evening off with a superb fireworks display.”

The fun starts at 5.30pm, with local radio station Calon FM warming the crowds up before singing and dancing act Musical Memories takes to the stage at 5.45pm.

Then the Mayor of Wrexham, Councillor Arwel Gwynn Jones, will introduce the winning act from the Wrexham’s Got Talent contest run by local café bar Chicago Rock.

Next up will be the star of the show Fireman Sam, with his sidekick Naughty Norman! The pair will put on a side-splitting performance called Extra, Extra, Read All About It, where Sam tries to teach his naughty friend a thing or two about telling the truth.


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