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Crowds turned out for the Fox Valley Christmas light switch on event

Crowds turned out for the Fox Valley Christmas light switch on event
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Crowds turned out for the Fox Valley Christmas light switch on event

15 November 2019

The team at Fox Valley hosted their annual Christmas Light’s Switch On yesterday with an impressive turn out for the event – despite the rainy November weather.

High winds and rain meant the planned Christmas Market and Fireworks had to be cancelled but a great line up of festive entertainment still went ahead hosted by Dearne FM’s Matt Foister in the centre’s piazza area. 

Graham Lindley was the first to perform with Alice B following on afterwards. Ariana Grande tribute act Hariana also performed the popular singers’ top hits during the event in the run up to the big Switch On at 6pm.

The crowds gathered to see Santa and the Fox Valley competition winner Mariella Batty, aged four, switch on the lights along with the Mayor of Stocksbridge Cllr Catherine Ward and Mark Dransfield from Fox Valley’s owners, Dransfield Properties.

Anna and Elsa from Disney movie Frozen also made an appearance at the event with a special meet and greet at Zorro Lounge. There was also a visit from Children in Need mascot Pudsey Bear.

After the switch on the No Identity Choir sang Christmas songs and the event was closed with the Deepcar Brass Band. 

Store at the centre also stayed open until 8pm – launching the late-night Christmas shopping at Fox Valley which will take place every Thursday throughout November and December.

The Festive event was also sponsored by Eric Stead Motors.  Fox Valley Events Manger Kayleigh Marron said: “We were delighted with the turn out for the Christmas lights switch on and so pleased that the community really came out to enjoy this very special evening with us despite the weather.” 

The Fox Valley team will also host a Silent Christmas Light Switch On which will take place on Sunday 17th November from 4pm until 5pm in the piazza area. This event is to accommodate people who struggle with large crowds and loud noises. 

To find out more about the events at Fox Valley visit our website

For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644