Former stars of The X Factor, Union J will be the star guests headlining this year’s Merseyway Christmas lights switch-on in Stockport, on Wednesday 16 November.
Fans of the four-piece boy band will be offered the chance to win exclusive VIP meet and greet tickets for the evening in a competition via Merseyway shopping centre’s social media channels.
Union J will be supported by popular pop vocal trio STOOSHE, fresh new boy band District 12, swinging sensation Alexander Stewart and talented girl band Tiger S.
Starting at 5pm, shoppers and local residents are invited to attend Merseyway’s Christmas lights switch-on to mark the start of the countdown to December 25th. Union J will take to the stage at 6.35pm.
Brendan Webb, Centre Manager at Merseyway said: “We’re delighted Union J will be headlining this year’s line-up. We’re confident that the announcement of their visit to Merseyway will cause great excitement and this will be a much anticipated and diverse Christmas light switch-on for Stockport.
“The event will offer something for everyone and is the perfect opportunity to get a head start on Christmas shopping at our vast range of high street stores.”
Councillor Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “The Merseyway Christmas lights switch-on will kick start the festive period in Stockport town centre and districts, which will bring exciting events, festive markets, free parking and late-night shopping this Christmas. This is a great time for residents to get involved with local festivities and rediscover what’s going on in Stockport. To find out more about these events and activities please visit www.stockport.gov.uk/christmas.”
Full line-up for Wednesday 16 November:
|5.00pm||Stella Maris School|
|6.05pm||Snowflake Sisters – Frozen Show|
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Merseyway shopping centre has over 90 stores including Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, Primark, Boots, Office, New Look, Topshop and Waterstones are located in 380,000 sq ft of retail area, with 835 car parking spaces.