Santa and the stars of the local Cinderella pantomime will arrive at Mansfield's Christmas lights switch-on tonight - along with a unicorn-drawn pumpkin.
The parade, which travels along Westgate from St John Street to the entrance to the Four Seasons shopping centre, will start at 2pm.
Children's film The Polar Express will be screened in the market place.
Executive Mayor Tony Egginton said: "We've got lots of new and interesting things happening at The Big Switch On this year and we hope lots of people will come down to the town centre to celebrate with us."
Thousands of people gathered in the centre of Hull tonight for the big Christmas lights switch on. This year charity fundraiser, Bee Lady Jean Bishop and X Factor star Ryan Mathie performed the honours. Fiona Dwyer was at City Hall ahead of tonight's big switch on.
The Lord Mayor of Hull, Bee Lady Jean Bishop and Hull X-Factor star Ryan Mathie are gearing up to switch on the city's Christmas lights tonight. They will be pressing the button to get the festive season off to a glittering start on the balcony of the City Hall.
X Factor 2010 winner Matt Cardle was one of the big names on the stage at the Sheffield Christmas lights switch on. He performed his new single and caught up with us backstage where he told us he thinks Ella Henderson from Tetney near Grimsby has an incredible singing voice.
Joe McElderry topped the bill at this year's Christmas lights switch on in Sheffield. The 2009 X Factor winner performed several songs including his first hit 'The Climb'. Backstage he told us about his new album and single as well as what he makes of this year's contestants on the reality TV show.