The first set of plans for this year's Festive Lights Switch-On in Norwich has been revealed.

The free family celebration will take place on Thursday, November 16 between 5.30pm and 7.15pm on stage in front of City Hall.

The lights will turn on at 7pm, forming a stunning display across the city centre.

With live performances from groups including The Garage and the Invidia Choir, gymnastics displays, and a visit from Father Christmas, there will be plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

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Norwich Evening News: Performances will take place on a stage outside City HallPerformances will take place on a stage outside City Hall (Image: Denise Bradley)

A funfair will be found in Gentleman’s Walk and the market will remain open for visitors to browse until 8pm.

Councillor Mike Stonard, leader of Norwich City Council, said: “This year’s Festive Lights Switch-on is a wonderful opportunity for residents and visitors alike to come and join together as a community, have a fun evening out and support some of our city centre businesses which will be open on the night.

"The council is proud to continue to provide this free family event for everyone, especially at a time when many are feeling the pinch.”