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Lights, camera, Christmas… Where and when is the festive switch-flicking?

Christmas in Leicester Square

Underbelly’s Speigeltent lands in Leicester Square for eight weeks of live shows for toddlers, teens and grown ups. Olivier-winning Aussie cabaret, La Clique, is the headline show, bringing its cheeky mix of circus, acrobatics, comedy and drag, back to London for the first time in a decade. Today to Jan 4, London, christmasinleicestersquare.com

Bristol Christmas Lights

The theme for the switch on is Let It Glow and features LED dancers, UV drummers and light projections on the shopping centre in time with music. Mark Wright (TOWIE, Heart FM) is DJing and counting down to the big switch on at around 6pm. Tonight, Cabot Circus, Bristol, cabotcircus.com

The Festive Launch

Bradford’s Broadway shopping centre has entertainment all day, including the Bradford Bulls Bullettes, a choir off between eight schools, a Bradford Playhouse performance, singer Heather Small, 2017 X Factor winners Rak-Su and villain of Love Island 2019, Michael Griffiths, plus more local talent. The switch is flicked at 6.30pm. Tomorrow, Bradford, broadway bradford.com

Manchester Lights Switch On

Deansgate is the new spot where thousands will gather for light entertainment. Guests include Number One Gecko singer Becky Hill and tween and teen heart-throb-singer HRVY. Casts from the city’s shows, including Snow White and The Grinch, will take to the stage, with fireworks to round off the evening [above]. Thu, visitmanchester.com

Regent Street

The length of Regent Street, [far left] is traffic-free for the switch on with fun from 4pm to 9pm and retailers discounts. The theme for the Christmas light installation is #SpiritOf Christmas and guests are, as yet, unconfirmed. Last year’s line up of Paloma Faith, Clean Bandit and West End musical DreamGirls, gives you an idea. Thu, Regent Street, London, regentstreetonline.com