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Pixie Lott lights up Sunderland this Christmas

Pixie Lott Credit: PA

Pixie Lott is coming to Sunderland to switch on the city's Christmas lights.

The pop star will be heading to Wearside and will be performing a number of her best loved songs as part of the official launch of Christmas on Thursday November 23.

The Mama Do singer, who was a judge on television’s The Voice and has appeared in a number of West End shows, will be taking to the stage at Keel Square where she will join The Right Worshipful Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Doris MacKnight, for the switch on.

The performance - which will take place at 5.30pm - is one of a whole host of events planned for the city’s Christmas festivities.