Sam set to switch on Aylesbury’s Christmas lights

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X Factor winner Sam Bailey is set to switch-on Aylesbury’s Christmas lights tomorrow evening (Thursday).

Sam, who is starring in this year’s Waterside Theatre pantomime Dick Whittington is turning the lights on alongside panto favourite Andy Collins.

The switch-on, hosted by Mix 96, is taking place between 5.30pm and 7.30pm in Market Square along with a funfair in Kingsbury.

The lights will be switched on at 7pm and will be followed by a fireworks display.

Performers include the winners of Bucks Got Talent, plus Bucks-based cover band The Zefrones and 40 members of Glee Club UK from across Aylesbury Vale.

Shoppers will be able to park for free after 4.30pm on Thursdays in Aylesbury Vale District Council’s town centre car parks in Aylesbury from tomorrow until Christmas Eve.

Aylesbury is one of a number of Christmas light switch-ons that Sam is attending this year.

Earlier this month, she turned the lights on in Plymouth, although she almost missed the big moment after getting stuck in traffic on her way to the event.

This evening (Wednesday) Sam is due to switch-on lights at Cwmbran Shopping Centre in Wales.