Kick off the festive season in style and bring the whole family down to South Shields' Market Place, just outside The Word, to enjoy the amazing atmosphere as we switch on the Christmas lights!
We are happy to announce that our special guests are East 17!
The band, consisting of frontman and former 'Women Trouble' hitmaker, Robbie Craig, original member Terry Coldwell, and Joe Livermore, will be performing many of the band's greatest hits including the Christmas classic 'Stay Another Day'. We look forward to their performance and to see them switch on the festive lights with the Mayor of South Tyneside!
Throughout the evening there will be music from local performers including the talented Choirmaster group, an appearance by The Customs House's panto stars, street entertainers and lots more.
So put the date in your diary as this is always a fantastic event, with music, street entertainers and lots of fun. It will certainly get you in the Christmas spirit!
The Switch On event is organised by South Tyneside Council and is part of our Christmas Wonderland programme of events. Many thanks to our media partner, BBC Newcastle, and our sponsors Colmans Fish & Chips and Colmans Seafood Temple.
Find out more about Christmas Wonderland in South Tyneside.