REDCAR'S Christmas lights will be switched on in a special event on December 7.

The event starts at 10am with a special Christmas version of the Primrose Bell Market on Cleveland Street, Station Road and East Queen Street which will have a 1900s to 1920s dress theme as well as Redcar Alternative Market on the High Street.

Santa will be in his grotto from 10am to 6pm on the High Street and entertainment will start on a stage near the Town Clock from 12pm and will include youth band from the Tuned In! Centre.

The day is being hosted by Zetland FM and a big moment will come from the winner of Redcar and Cleveland’s Got Talent, Rayven Skye Masters, aged 11, will perform from 4pm. That will be followed by a fancy dress competition, visit from Father Christmas (who will turn on the lights at 5pm), a performance from professional ‘vintage’ singers, The Lipsticks, a Christmas sing-a-long and a rousing performance by the Paula Odel Mega Choir. There will also be street entertainers, stilt walkers and food and drink.