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HSDC sponsor Portsmouth’s Christmas Lights Switch On Parties

November 15, 2023

HSDC have been announced as the lead sponsor for Portsmouth’s 2023 Christmas Lights Switch On Parties.

The festive family fun begins with the city centre Christmas Lights Switch On Party and the opening of the Portsmouth Christmas Market. The Christmas Lights Switch On Parties are hosted by Wave 105’s Mark Collins and features stars from panto, community groups, a special appearance of Father Christmas and snowflake finale.

Mike Gaston, Principal and CEO of HSDC, said:

“It is fantastic to be part of Portsmouth’s Christmas Lights Switch On Party this year as a sponsor. We are delighted to support this event as it is an excellent way to bring the local community together.”

Councillor Steve Pitt, Leader of the council with responsibility for Economic Development said:

“I am delighted that we can countdown to Christmas with such a great programme of high street events. My thanks go to our sponsor HSDC for helping us to make these events happen.  I urge residents to join in the festive fun and start your Christmas shopping by supporting our city’s high streets.”

The Switch On Party in he City Centre on Thursday 16 November will be feature stars Shaun Williamson, better known as “Barry “, from Eastenders and TOWIE favourite James ‘Arg’ Argent from the Kings Theatre’s Hook – The Further Adventures of Peter Pan. Next week in Southsea on Thursday 23 November, stars from the New Theatre Royal’s Aladdin will conjure up the surprises and in Cosham High Street, magic will be created by the Guildhall’s cast of Rapunzel.

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