BARNSLEY'S Christmas Light switch on festivities will be going ahead as planned tonight - despite rumours to the contrary.

Barnsley Council quashed the rumours that the event had been cancelled, saying the event was going ahead with a 5pm start.

It kicks off with entertainment provided by Dearne FM playing all the Christmas classics, with the switch on, by Mike The Knight, being at 6pm on the Alhambra Balcony.

There will also be fireworks.