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The Fox Valley team prepare for the Christmas Lights Switch On event!

The Fox Valley team prepare for the Christmas Lights Switch On event!
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The Fox Valley team prepare for the Christmas Lights Switch On event!

11 November 2019

The team at Fox Valley are gearing up for their annual Christmas Lights Switch On which is taking place this Thursday (14th November) from 3pm until 7pm.

The annual festive event is sponsored this year by Eric Stead Motors based in Ecclesfield – the Sheffield company was established in 1964. 

Lots of special festive activities are planned including a visit from Santa on his sleigh as well as the characters Elsa and Anna from the Disney film Frozen. There will also be free face painting and children’s fairground rides throughout the event. 

A packed line up of live entertainment will include performances from Graham Lindley, Alice B and Branching out dance group. Hariana the award-winning Ariana Grande tribute show will also be making an appearance as well as performances from No Identity Choir and Deepcar Brass Band. 

A Christmas food and craft market will be taking place during the event in the car park area near the Bandstand. 

There will be a host of foodie traders as well as craft traders selling homeware items. Fox Valley usual traders Old Bridge Bakery and R.A Greek Olives and Curry will be joining the market - selling a range of breads, cakes, olives and curries.

Greedy Greek Deli will also be taking part selling Greek street food as well as Hepy’s Hog Roast who will be selling pork sandwiches. Yabba will also make an appearance selling Jamaican cuisine as well as popular Yorkshire Crepe Co Ltd. 

A selection of drink traders will also be attending such as Reyt Gud Yorkshire Vodka, Bradfield Brewery Ltd and Roister – selling a selection of vodka, mulled wine, ales and cocktails. 

Fox Valley stores Dominos, Greggs, Snap Fitness and Spudalicious will be getting involved with the Christmas lights switch on and the centre’s chosen charity Bluebell Wood will also be attending the festive celebration. 

The lights will be switched on at 6pm by Santa and the “Santa’s Little Helper” competition winner Mariella Batty aged 4 which will be followed by a special festive fireworks display.

The event also launches the centre’s late-night Christmas shopping with most stores on the centre staying open until 8pm every Thursday in the run up to Christmas.

Fox Valley Events Manager Kayleigh Marron said: “We are thrilled with the line up of entertainment and traders for the Christmas Lights Switch On – it really is going to be a fabulous event and we’re looking forward to launching our fabulous festive lights for 2019!”

The sponsors of the event Eric Stead Motors also have a special offer available where customers can get a MG ZS exclusive vehicle for £199 per month with £1,250 towards the deposit.

This winter warmer offer also includes a 5.9 APR representative plus a 7-year warranty – call one of the team on 0114 2544 404 to find out more. 

The full line up and more information about the event can be found on the Fox Valley website below:


For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644