90’s boyband East 17 heading to Westwood Cross Christmas light switch on event

Westwood Cross Christmas light switch-on returns

The Westwood Cross Christmas lights switch on is back.

To mark the start of the Christmas season, the shopping centre will host its annual lights switch-on with event partner Academy FM on Friday, November 18 – and is promising some very special guests.

The free event will include a festive procession, giveaways, plus a line up of tribute act performances and a special guest appearance from 90’s boyband East 17, performing some of their famous hits including Christmas classic, Stay Another Day.

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The festivities will kick off at 3:30pm with a Christmas procession. Visitors can head down to the centre early to meet Father Christmas and get their hands on a variety of giveaways, including a special goody bag containing a surprise £50 voucher!

Francesca Donovan, Centre Manager at Westwood Cross, said: “We are incredibly excited about this year’s Christmas light switch on. Every year we look forward to celebrating Christmas with the community, and we’ve welcomed some brilliant acts over the years.

“2022 is set to be bigger and better than ever before, offering a magical festive event with incredible entertainment acts, free for everyone to enjoy!”

Westwood Cross will be celebrating the beginning of the festive season from 3:30pm-6.30pm on Friday, November 18, with Father Christmas set to switch on the lights at 6pm.

For more information, visit westwoodx.co.uk.


  1. 90’s boyband East 17 ? Consists of the below, glad there was a captioned and we didn’t have to rely on the image !!

    Terry Coldwell (1991–1997, 1998–1999, 2006–2013, 2014–present)
    Robbie Craig (2014–present)
    Joe Livermore (2019–present)

    • If you go to see bands like The Fortunes, The Swinging Blue Jeans and The Marmalade, there are NO original members – even The Rolling Stones and The Who only have 2 each. Bands evolve, and I guess it’s up to the ticket buying public on whether or not they’re still willing to see them (some I do, some I don’t!).

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