[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Isabelle Blexill
This year marks the first year that Coppergate shopping centre is having a Christmas lights switch on. The lights switch on along with various other festive family events will take place on the 10th November from 5:30 onwards.
The main source of entertainment for the evening will be Appleton Roebuck primary school choir; with almost half the school attending along with York’s very own pantomime society, the Rowntree Players. Joining the fun will be international drag performer Velma Celli, who is said to be performing some live songs.
Jay Commins, managing director of Coppergate shopping centre said “It should be really great entertainment full of York based artists and performers”.
“A lot of the stores in Coppergate have donated prizes which will be given away” he said.
The lights will be switched on by BBC Radio York presenters Adam and Anna live on the air at 6.25.
The shopping centre is also having late night shopping available to their customers every Thursday. They are currently working with the City Council to arrange parking for locals which enables them to park in the Piccadilly car park, making the shops more accessible.
Coppergate will also be involved with the St Nicholas fair and the York ice trail in upcoming weeks.