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Christmas lights switch on: Everything you need to know about kmfm's Rob rocking Rochester

Watch a town centre be transformed into a heart-warming Christmas scene at a lights switch-on this Saturday.

The first of Medway's five glow-ups is in the home of Dickensian Christmas.

KMFM's Rob Wills will switch on Rochester's Christmas lights. Picture: Matthew Walker
KMFM's Rob Wills will switch on Rochester's Christmas lights. Picture: Matthew Walker

Rob Wills, who blasts out the tunes on kmfm's drivetime show, will be pushing the button with Mayor of Medway Councillor Habib Tejan.

Head to Blue Boar Lane's junction with the High Street, from 3.45pm onwards to see the show.

The Christmas-loving presenter will also be joined by the cast of Cinderella from the Chatham Central Theatre pantomime, for some festive fun.

Medway Specsavers will ensure everyone's faces are lit-up too, as they give out free glow in the dark glasses and balloons.

The actual switch on should happen at 5pm.

Saturday is set to be a key day in Medway's Christmas Calendar, as Santa's Grotto in Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre will open for business.

Children had a great time at the Strood Christmas lights switch-on last year. Picture: Chris Davey
Children had a great time at the Strood Christmas lights switch-on last year. Picture: Chris Davey

Derek Moran, of Channel 5's 'Milkshake', who is also starring in the pantomime, and kmfm's Andy Walker will host a countdown to the winter wonderland opening.

As well as Father Christmas, there will be live reindeer welcoming children into the grotto from 2pm onwards.

Santa will be there everyday until Christmas Eve.

More light switch-ons are planned in the coming weeks:

  • Gillingham - Friday, November 22
  • Chatham - Saturday, November 23
  • Rainham - Friday, November 29
  • Strood - Saturday November 30

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