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The Grand in Southport invites families to spectacular Christmas Lights switch on

This Sunday, families are invited to the spectacular Christmas Lights Switch-On at The Grand in Southport.

This year’s edition of Southport’s most dazzling festive event has grown even bigger and better.

The Grand in Southport invites families to spectacular Christmas Lights switch on
The Christmas lights switch on has taken place at The Grand on Lord Street in Southport. Claire Simmo (left), Shaun McMahon (sedond left), Kelly Bond (third leff) and Father Christmas. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

The evening will begin at 6pm on Sunday, October 29th, 2023 at the Grand on Lord Street, hosted by In Demand radio DJ Claire Simmo.

A brass band, live music, festive songs by vocalist Dave Broe, mulled wine, hot chocolate, mince pies, and other treats await visitors.

The Grand’s first Christmas last year drew gasps from guests as they marvelled at over 15,000 twinkling lights, 6,000 baubles, a giant Christmas tree, and garlands galore.

As The Grand celebrates its 100th anniversary, owners Mikhail Hotel and Leisure Group is adding even more eye-catching festive decorations this year.

The Christmas Lights Switch On is an event geared towards families. Bring your loved ones, young and old, and make it a memorable evening. Share the holiday spirit with your children as the lights come to life, creating a magical atmosphere.

The Grand in Southport invites families to spectacular Christmas Lights switch on
The Christmas lights switch on has taken place at The Grand on Lord Street in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Mikhail Hotel and Leisure Group Chairman Andrew Mikhail said:

“Last year the reaction we had from people was fantastic. It was a superb Christmas Lights Switch On event. 

“This year we are taking everything up a notch and making it even more festive! 

“There will be even more lights, even more Christmas decorations, and more fantastic festive entertainment for everyone to enjoy. 

“It’s free to come – but last year our switch on was extremely busy, so I would invite people to come early if they want to get a seat. It will be full! 

“The Grand really is the place to be this Christmas. We have lots of festive events and party nights taking place. As a venue to enjoy your festive meals or Christmas nights out it is second to none. 

“Tickets and bookings are going extremely well. We have lots going on for people to enjoy.”

The Grand Christmas Lights Switch On presenter Claire Simmo said:

“I have been to a lot of events but the Christmas Lights Switch On at The Grand last year was like something out of a film! It was spectacular. 

“I am really looking forward to it this year. 

“The place was bouncing, it was full of families, there were lots of children there, there were carols, the Christmas tree and the decorations were amazing – it felt like the Christmas season had really begun in style! 

“The Grand is such an incredible venue. Whenever you go in there it makes you feel special. 

“With the decor, the staff, the food, you know you are going in for a really top quality experience. 

“There is no better place to go and spend time during the Christmas season.”

The Grand in Southport has already spent over £4 million to create The Grand Brasserie and Chloe’s Bar on the ground floor, as well as the impressive Princess Grace function room and wedding suite on the first floor.

Harry’s Bar and Sky Bar on the top floor are due to open in 2024 with even more exciting redevelopment plans in the pipeline. For more details on what’s on at The Grand this Christmas, please visit the website.

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