THE line-up of this year's Christmas Light Switch On festivities have been revealed by Barnsley Council.

Children's TV character Mike The Knight will be flicking the switch at the Alhambra Balcony in the town centre at 6pm on November 21.

Festivities start at 5pm with a roadshow led by Dearne FM on the balcony, that will feature local entertainment.

A council spokesman said: "This year it's a very family orientated event - that's been our aim."

Meanwhile, the Christkindlmarkt has been rebranded to a Christmas Gift Market and will be held in the town centre from November 30 - December 2.

There will be a dedicated marquee that will showcase the work of local artists and crafters for sale - and will feature handmade jewellery, cakes, leather bags, clothing and newborn gifts.