Corrie Star to Switch on Christmas Lights
Keighley’s Christmas Lights are to be switched on by soap star Antony Cotton.
The Coronation Street actor – who plays Sean Tully in the TV drama – will flick the switch on Sunday, November 26.
A wide range of attractions are being staged around the town centre on the day.
Cbeebies fans can meet Bing and Flop, who will be in the Airedale Shopping Centre Mall Cafe area at various times between 10.30am and 2.30pm.
A Pulse 1 and 2 roadshow will be in action at Bow Street, near the former central post office, from 2.30pm.
Locally-based performers will take to the stage, and games and competitions will be held.
A Santa's grotto is being set-up near Beales, in College Walk, which will also raise money for Manorlands – the Airedale Shopping Centre's chosen charity this year.
Donations can be dropped into a wishing well too, at an animated display in the centre's College Way.
The actual switch-on of the lights, which will also feature Santa and town mayor Councillor Mohammed Nazam, takes place at 4.30pm.
It will be followed by a fireworks display and snow cannon.
Both the Airedale Shopping Centre and Keighley Business Improvement District (BID) are spearheading events.
Centre manager, Steve Seymour, said: "The Christmas lights switch-on is always a big event for Keighley and is this year even more exciting with the appearance of special guest Antony Cotton.
"We also can't wait to welcome our other well-known visitors, Bing and Flop, who will be meeting their little Bingsters."
BID manager, Paul Howard, said the event promised to be a great day out for families.
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