Church Square is set to sparkle as the countdown to Christmas gets underway with the annual Christmas lights switch on event.
This year’s event, Sparkle in the Square, forms part of the St Helens 150 celebrations and will have a real community feel to it, with the spotlight shining on the borough’s talented musicians, local acts and school choirs who will take to the stage to entertain the crowds.
The day will see an array of street entertainers line up in Church Square to mesmerise shoppers with their spellbinding acts – not least the stunning Winter Fairy who is sure to thrill audiences with her skilful contact juggling show.
The Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens, Councillor Pat Ireland and Lynn Glover, will then have the pleasure of joining the 2018 Pride of St Helens finalists in switching on the Christmas lights to officially launch the start of the festive period in St Helens.
Special effects will also be visible throughout the day to make the square come alive.
If that’s not enough to whet the appetite, festive food and drink will be available courtesy of Mainstreat Ltd, who supported the hugely successful St Helens International Food and Drink Festival.