It’s Chico time for Bellshill lights switch on

Chico will switch on the Bellshill Christmas lights
Chico will switch on the Bellshill Christmas lights
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Town Centre Activities Local is getting set to light up Bellshill town centre for Christmas with a star studded programme of entertainment.

Former X-Factor star Chico will take to the stage to help celebrate the switch on of the Christmas lights on Friday, November 25.

The event, which takes place in the Tesco car park, starts at 3.30pm and will be hosted by Real Radio’s Ewen Cameron and STV’s Josie Smith.

Leading up to the all important switch there will also be entertainment from Blok Dance Troupe, Manchester boy band The Mend and top tribute act Paolo Martini.

Town centre co-ordinator Anne Flood said: “I saw Chico perform last year and I knew he would be the prefect choice to switch on the lights in Bellshill this year.

“I’m sure his energetic set will please the crowd and get everyone in a festive mood. I can’t think of a better way to kick start the Christmas shopping period in the town centre and I hope it will encourage the community to come out and support their local retailers.”

Of course no light switch on would be complete without a visit from Santa and he’ll be bringing along his magic post box for youngsters to post their letters to the North Pole.

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