Thursday 17th November 2022 – 4pm – 6.30pm

Trinity Square, Gateshead, NE8 1AG

Gateshead will start its official countdown to Christmas when its town centre shopping and leisure complex Trinity Square switches on its Christmas lights tonight.

A host of local acts and performers will entertain the crowds with a Hollywood-themed spectacular!

The event programme includes Ramsey’s Theatre Stars, Tyne Theatre Panto Stars, the winner and runners-up from the Trinity’s Got Talent show who will perform songs from the movies and tribute acts, including Niall Southall as Elvis Presley, Viva, a spice girls tribute and The Boro Blues Brothers as well as other special guests.

The Trinity Square Christmas Light Switch On event is free to attend and parking will be free in the Tesco car park from 3pm until 7pm today.

Money raised tonight through raffle tickets and merchandise sales will go to Trinity Square’s nominated charity Tiny Lives.  So far Trinity Square has raised over £17,500 for Tiny Lives who support the Special Care Baby Unit at the RVI in Newcastle.