Christmas lights switch-ons

Thousands of people have turned out for events right across our region to celebrate the switching on of Christmas lights displays.

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Sporting champions and singing stars out for the Christmas lights bash

West Yorkshire's very own world champion triathlete Jonathan Brownlee and Leeds' world junior diving champion Jack Laugher will be joined by Britain's Got Talent's Loveable Rogue and Tyler James from The Voice to help Leeds celebrate its Christmas lights switch-on.

The all-star party-line up doesn't stop there,Leeds Rhinos and England captain Kevin Sinfield will be there with the Super League trophy as well as the Rugby League World Cup trophy.

A gang from Leeds United will also be at the event - manager Neil Warnock along with some of his first-team players.

"The annual Christmas Lights Switch-On is a great family event and this year's line-up will make for a fantastic and fun evening. With musical performances and celebrating the amazing success of Leeds sports stars and our London 2012 athletes, there is something for everyone to enjoy and a perfect opportunity to really get into the Christmas spirit."

– Councillor Adam Ogilvie

It's set to take place at Victoria Gardens in the city centre tonight at 6.45pm.

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