THE date for the switching on of the town centre's Christmas lights has been announced.

Barnsley's streets will be lit up on November 19 this year, which falls on a Wednesday.

There will be a temporary road closure on Royal Street and Hanson Street between 9am-10pm.

Regent Street, Eldon Street, Eastgate, Market Hill, Shambles Street, County Road, Shambles Street, Sadler Gate and St Mary's Gate will also be affected.

Last year, children's favourite Pingu was the star attraction outside Barnsley Town Hall, while Corrie's Jack P Shepherd switched on the Alhambra's on the same evening.

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