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Neighbours star to switch on Xmas lights

PUBLISHED: 15:34 05 November 2008 | UPDATED: 12:11 03 July 2010

Neighbours star Caitlin Stasey who will be switching on Great Yarmouth's Christmas Lights

Neighbours star Caitlin Stasey who will be switching on Great Yarmouth's Christmas Lights

NEIGHBOURS star Caitlin Stasey will be flicking the switch on Great Yarmouth's Christmas Lights later this month.

The Aussie TV soap actress - who is best known as Rachel Kinski in Neighbours - is taking centre stage on Wednesday, November 26, to mark the start of the countdown to Christmas.

NEIGHBOURS star Caitlin Stasey will be flicking the switch on Great Yarmouth's Christmas Lights later this month.

The Aussie TV soap actress - who is best known as Rachel Kinski in Neighbours - is taking centre stage on Wednesday, November 26, to mark the start of the countdown to Christmas.

Caitlin, who is appearing as Snow White at Norwich Theatre Royal, will be joined on the night by Father Christmas and his reindeer.

The evening is ending on a crescendo with fabulous fireworks lighting up the sky above the Market Place.

The town's Christmas Fair is once again providing plenty of seasonal delights from Friday, November 28 to Sunday, November 30.

It will be officially opened in true festive fashion by the Mayor Terry Easter and TV actress Lisa Goddard.

New for this year, the Priory Centre will play host to cookery demonstrations by students from Great Yarmouth College and celebrity chef Richard Hughes, owner of Yarmouth's Anna Sewell restaurant.

One of Britain's few surviving Benedictine monasteries, The Priory will also be hosting Santa's Grotto and the Blackfriars Brewery bar.

Contemporary and traditional crafts, gift and food stalls along with festive entertainment can be found in St Nicholas' Church and heated marquees on the Market Place throughout the three days of the fair from 10am to 5pm.

For many years Yarmouth has welcomed a group of Norwegian crafts people to the fair and this 10th anniversary year is no exception, providing something special with a Scandinavian slant for shoppers.

The King John Charter celebrations are spilling over into Christmas, with stalls offering a historic, medieval inspired range of gifts and cuisine to tempt the taste buds.

Town centre manager Jonathan Newman said: “The town centre takes on an upbeat, festive, family fun atmosphere in the lead-up to Christmas, starting with the light switch-on on November 26 and the Christmas Fair later that same week.

“This year, with the arrival of Debenhams and the refurbishment of Market Gates, the town centre has even more choice to offer Christmas shoppers, and with additional festive lighting and the regeneration on the seafront, the whole resort is looking forward to a very positive, exciting yuletide.”

St Nicholas' Church is the venue for performances by folk rock band, the Stone Angels on November 28 and the stunning Lardal Kantori Norwegian Choir on November 29.

Tickets for Stone Angels are available from Mayor's Secretary, Laura Goodman on 01493 846125 and the Norwegian Choir from the Town Centre Partnership on 01493 745828 or online at www.gytcp.co.uk .


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