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A Nantwich youngster has won a contest to switch on the town’s Christmas Lights this weekend.

Eight-year-old Lilyanna won with her answer of 2,000 when trying to guess the number of lights on the star which will top the town’s Christmas tree.

The tree, sponsored by Applewood Independent, will be the centre piece of an array of lights around the town for the festive season.

Lilyanna will be joined on stage by Nantwich Olympic heroes Bryony Page and Andrew Small for the switch-on this Saturday, November 19.

Former Brine Leas pupil Page won a silver medal on the trampoline at Rio, while wheelchair racer Andrew Small, also a former Brine Leas student, scooped a bronze.

Also on stage will be singer Thea Gilmore and the Mayor of Nantwich Cllr Andrew Martin to officially start the Christmas celebrations in Nantwich.

The fun will begin at 3.30pm kicking off with local singer Callum Wright, followed by carols with Nantwich Young Voices, and another local talent Josh Whittaker takes to the stage at 4.30pm.

Proceedings will come to a close with the lights being switch on followed by a firework finale at 5.30pm.

There will also be characters walking about, fairground rides, refreshments, a giant screen sponsored by South Cheshire College and more.

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