Christmas Lights Switch-On Saturday 30th November

Head to Lawrence Square for the Christmas lights switch on. There will be activities from 9am, including Christmas Craft stands where you can make your own decorations, cards and gifts, face-painting, and a lantern making workshop.

On stage there will be entertainment from 2.45pm, with performances from the Big Noise Samba Band, The Catgut Hooligans,  Starz Ballet, St Johns Choir,  the Reilly Enterprises Character Show and a tribute to 'The Greatest Showman'.

Wave 105's presenter Rick Jackson will be on stage for the Christmas light switch on at 5.30pm along with stars from Southsea's Kings Theatre's production of Aladdin, Father Christmas, The Town Criers and the Mayor.

As the lights go on, there will be a firework display from the top of the Discovery Centre.