Luke Campbell to turn on Hull's Christmas lights
GOLD medal-winning boxer Luke Campbell will be helping turn on Hull's Christmas lights.
He will join the Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Danny Brown, on the City Hall balcony as he throws the switch next week.
Trees in Queen Victoria Square and Trinity Square will be lit up and there will be new displays in Brook Street and Prospect Street.
Terry Geraghty, portfolio holder for leisure and culture at the city council, said: "Christmas is always a special time in the city, with a variety of activities throughout November and December that will see the city come alive with festivities.
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"The ever-popular Christmas lights switch-on is always a great event for families to enjoy a range of festive entertainment, including music, food and craft."
The switch will be flicked on Thursday, November 22.
It will be celebrated with family entertainment and music, including a guest appearance by classical pop quartet Ti Amero.
The group will sing traditional carols.
Father Christmas will also be taking part and children can get involved in workshops at Holy Trinity Church.
From 3pm to 6.30pm, youngsters can decorate Christmas baubles and join in other activities. A Christmas parade will leave the church at 6pm and march to Queen Victoria Square.
Children and their parents can join the parade as it travels through the Old Town, led by the City of Hull Pipe Band.
The event marks the start of Christmas festivities in the city, as well as the start of late-night shopping.
The Central Library will be running a free Christmas craft fair from 3pm to 8pm.
It will give families the chance to make jewellery, cakes and candles.
There will also be face painting and nail art.
The switch-on will happen at 6.45pm.
It is being hosted by BBC Radio Humberside DJ David Burns.