Hull’s stunning Christmas lights will be switched on by the Lord Mayor and special guests this week.
Queen Victoria Square will come alive with light and sound installations on Thursday 14 November, with thousands expected to watch.
Entertainment will get under way at 5pm, with performer Andy Train taking the reins as host on Hull City Hall balcony at 5.25pm to introduce a host of live performances programmed by Back to Ours, alongside a special guest from the North Pole.
Talent from the city will include singers Mia Codd, Casey Adam, Jessica Mae Bennett, Kristian Eastwood and children from State of the Arts Academy, plus comedian Jack Gleadhow and a special performance by Dolly Parton tribute Beebi Del.
The Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Steve Wilson, has invited guests Special Olympics GB athlete Sophie Carter and inspirational Harrison Torr to join him in switching on the lights at 6.45pm.
Lord Mayor said: “This year’s Christmas lights switch-on is going to be a fantastic highlight in the festive calendar and I am pleased to have been able to ask these very special young people to help me with this year’s event.
“It really will be something special to see Queen Victoria Square packed with people ready to kick off Christmas in style.”