THE festive spirit will hit Uxbridge this weekend in a jam packed ceremony to switch on the Christmas lights.

From 3pm on Sunday (15/11) as it gets dark, singing celebrities will appear, to entertain crowds before the big switch-on, shortly after 5pm.

Ethan Boroian, who featured on this year's X Factor will perform, as will Britain's Got Talent finalist, Shawn Smith.

Girlband the Dollyrockers will also perform, while Westside 89.6 FM will host the event.

All are invited to take a break from Christmas shopping to enjoy the event, and pictures will appear in next week's Gazette.

However, the tubes are not running to Uxbridge this weekend because of engineering works, so all attending are encouraged to use alternative means of transport.

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