Southend Christmas Lights Switch-on – 14 November 2015

A day of entertainment throughout the High Street culminated in a Heart Essex organised concert building up to the town’s Christmas lights switch-on. Stars included X Factor’s Jahmene Douglas, Hollie Barrie from The Voice, David Robbins and Martin Ramsdin (The Ugly Sisters from the local Cinderella production), local artist Jessica Alice, and Heart’s ‘Martin & Su’. ‘Elsa’ from Frozen had the crowd singing everyone’s ‘favourite’ winter song! Southend’s Mayor Andrew Moring joined in for the official switch-on, following which a snow storm covered the crowd – already wet from the rain!

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With thanks to Heart Essex radio.

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Southend Christmas Lights Switch On Event – 15 November 2014

The annual Christmas lights switch on event at Southend offered a day of music and entertainment throughout the town’s High Street, featuring X-Factor contestant Lydia Lucy, Britain’s Got Talent’s Sweet Chix and Youth Creation, plus performances from local talents Jessica Alice, The Avenue and Matt Linnen, amongst others. Local-born star of stage and screen Lee Mead, Lydia Lucy and Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman and the Snowdog joined Southend’s Mayor and Heart’s Martin and Su to switch on the lights at 6pm. Southend’s Victoria Circus and High Street were packed for the event.

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