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Spectacular show to switch on Christmas lights

Bradford Council is staging a world-class pyrotechnic and dance show to switch on Bradford’s Christmas illuminations.

The authority’s events team have a reputation for putting on alternative Christmas shows and this year’s Christmas Lights Spectacular promises to be a dramatic event with high energy street theatre and dance, pyrotechnics and fireworks.

World-renowned British circus production company, Cirque Bijou, who’ve created pieces for Take That, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and the X Factor, will bring their breath-taking Fire and Light Energy Dance shows to City Park.

Exceptional fireworks and breath-taking fire performances will be combined with cutting-edge lighting technology and talented street dance to create a dramatic spectacle.

Celebrated North Shields theatre company, Spark! will entertain the crowds with their otherworldly marching drumming act featuring vibrant musical arrangements, dazzling costumes, beautiful lighting design and dynamic choreography.

Sheffield-based fireworks company, External Combustion will add sensational pyrotechnics and fireworks to the show which will build up to an incredible grand finale.

Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Alun Griffiths, will lead the countdown for the Christmas lights to be switched on.

Local children’s choirs will entertain the crowds with festive carols.

Admission is free.

The Christmas Lights Spectacular will be in Bradford City Park on Saturday, 19 November, from 5pm to 6pm.

Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Alun Griffiths, said: “I’m thrilled to be taking part in this year’s Christmas Lights Spectacular.

“Previous shows have been outstanding so I’m really looking forward to seeing this one.

Coun Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “Bradford’s Christmas Lights Spectacular is going to be superb and I encourage everyone to come to City Park an enjoy it.

“City Park events have played, and continue to play, an important role in Bradford’s regeneration drawing people into the city centre and generating positive word of mouth.

“Entry is free and everyone is welcome.”

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