Nadine Coyle to headline St Helens’ Christmas Lights Switch On 2015

Former Girls Aloud star, Nadine Coyle has been announced as the headline act for this year’s St Helens’ Christmas Lights Switch On 2015.

Nadine, now a singer-songwriter will perform a collection of her own songs
in front of thousands of people in Victoria Square on Saturday November 14.

After securing her services, Council Leader Barrie Grunewald welcomed the news by saying: “I’m delighted that we have been able to, once again,
acquire a big-name artist like Nadine for our Christmas lights switch on
celebration.

“This year’s Christmas lights switch on promises to be a cracker, with lots
of fantastic music acts on offer, as well as great local guest stars giving
question and answer sessions.

“So get down to Victoria Square and celebrate the countdown to Christmas in style, with lots of fun to be had for all the family to enjoy.”

This year’s show, in association with Radio City and supported by O2, will
also see X Factor Finalists, Alien Uncovered, Britain’s Got Talent
finalists Entity Allstars – along with singer-songwriter Calum Scott
perform on the bill – and will feature appearances from Emmerdale’s TV star and Inside Soap best actor winner, Michael Parr  (Ross Barton); St Helens Rugby League stars Alex Walmsley and Tommy Makinson; Tyrers Department Store Father Christmas, and local boxing world title challenger, Martin Murray will prove to be a real knock-out  hit with fans as he drops by before his date with destiny in Hanover on November 21, where he will take on Germany’s Arthur Abraham for the WBO super-middleweight title.

The Ambition Band will kick the event off and will feature performances
from the very best of local & regional talent including: Pride of St Helens
Musician of the Year, Lydia Higham; Aimee Critchly; Daisy Hatton;
Eclectica; St Teresa Primary School Choir; Garswood Primary School Choir; Charlotte Shepherd; Phoenix Youth Theatre; Harrison Langham; Rainhill High School Singers and St Helens’ very own Stillia.

Visitors are being urged to arrive at the event in plenty of time before it
gets underway at 4pm and to contact Merseytravel Traveline on 0151 236 7676 or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk for up-to-date public transport enquiries

The Christmas events programme continues on Saturday 28 November with the arrival of Tyrers Father Christmas at their stunning Grotto in their
department store. On Saturday 5 December the hugely popular Santa Dash (organised by the Steve Prescott Foundation and Willowbrook Hospice) returns to the town centre plus St Mary’s Market will feature their
Christmas Lights Switch On. Real reindeer arrive in Church Square on
Saturday 12 December.

St Helens town centre provides a great range of high street stores and
independent shops, quality restaurants, pubs and bars.

Easily accessible car parking can be found at Chalon Way Car Park and
throughout the town centre.  Parking on Chalon Way, Birchley Street and St. Mary’s car parks is free after three. And don’t forget the free council
town centre car parking available every Saturday.

You can also take advantage of free all-day parking on council car parks on Friday 27 November for Black Friday shopping and the three days following Christmas.