No famous name to turn on County Mall Christmas lights

County Mall has announced that there will be no famous name to turn on this year’s Christmas lights – unless you count Peppa Pig.

Instead of the regular visit from an EastEnders star, the Mall has opted to hold a family day on Saturday November 24 to cheer in the festive season and celebrate the opening of the Santa’s Grotto.

The lights will be put up on November 17/18 and will be turned on straight away.

The fun day will begin at 9.30am with children’s workshops where youngsters will be able to make banners before joining in with Santa’s parade at 11.30am.

Young fans will be able to meet Peppa Pig at various intervals throughout the day from noon to 4pm.