The celebrity who will turn on Stevenage's Christmas lights for 2023 has been announced.

Junior Andre, the musician and son of Peter Andre and Katie Price, will be on hand to light up the town centre on Saturday, November 25.

The event - running from midday until 5.30pm - will feature a heap of activities, including free face-painting, a giant snow globe, and a sensory station.

The Comet: Junior Andre will be switching on Stevenage's Christmas lights for 2023.Junior Andre will be switching on Stevenage's Christmas lights for 2023. (Image: Ian West/PA Wire)

The Christmas market will be there too to help you grab a few presents, and there will be free parking in St George's multi-storey.

Thirty people will get the opportunity to meet Junior Andre between 4pm and 4.30pm, before he puts in a performance from 5.10pm until 5.25pm.

Cllr Richard Henry, leader of Stevenage Borough Council, said: "We’re really looking forward to seeing Junior Andre at this year’s festive lights switch-on.

"It’s fantastic to see our community come together to have fun at these types of events.


"Please help us by sharing it far and wide, bring along your friends and your family and get into the Christmas spirit with us.

“You’ll even get the chance to meet our VIP guest himself, so if you’re a fan of Junior’s then come along early and say hello as there will only be time to accommodate up to 30 lucky people.

"Let’s illuminate Stevenage Town Centre together and make it the biggest and best year we’ve had for Christmas events in town.”

A week before the town centre event, the Old Town will get its own Christmas light switch-on.

Residents can turn up to the Bowling Green between 5pm and 6pm on Saturday, November 18, to enjoy music and other festivities.