Of course it wouldn’t be a light turning on event if there weren’t some impressive celebrity names to hit those switches.
This year’s guests should prepare to be amazed and enthralled by Richard and Judy’s daughter Chloe Madeley and former Coronation Street actor Danny Young. They appeared together on Dancing on Ice, so have some form in this arena, and will star in the York Barbican panto next month.
On the night, The Ice Factor, the North of England’s largest outdoor ice rink, will be transformed into a winter wonderland village square.
Visitors can enjoy a traditional family fair with a variety of rides and games stalls and warm up with winter soul food and mulled wine in the new-look cosy chalet, courtesy of PapaKåta, before Father Christmas arrives on his sleigh at 5.30pm.
Local skaters Toni Murray and Harriet Beatson will then perform a display before the evening climaxes as the celeb guests switch on the lights on the 30ft Christmas tree and illuminated forest at 6.30pm.