The big lights switch on for Stevenage's High Street is set to take place this weekend, kicking off the Christmas season.

The winners of the Old Town Business and Community Partnership's poster competition, Millie, Skyrah and Isaac, will do the honours - pressing the switch to light up the Bowling Green's Christmas tree.

There will also be an opportunity to join the Just Sing! Community Choir in singing carols.

The Comet: Christmas Lights switch on poster winnerChristmas Lights switch on poster winner (Image: Stevenage Old Town Business and Community Partnership)

A variety of refreshments will be available from outside Springfield House.

Festivities will be under way from 5pm, but make sure you get there in plenty of time to bag a good position.

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The Lights Switch-on will also launch the Old Town's Christmas Trail, called "Follow the Star!"

Grab yourself an entry form from any shop or other venue displaying the poster and see how many stars you can find up and down the High Street.

The winner will receive a special prize in the New Year.