Reality star switches on Springfields Christmas lights in Spalding

  • Jake Quickenden of X Factor and I’m A Celebrity fame is special guest

Halloween has only just been and it’s not Bonfire Night until Thursday, but it was Christmas that was being celebrated at Springfields shopping centre in Spalding on Thursday.

The Christmas lights switch on at the centre saw reality star Jake Quickenden take centre stage.

Switch on of Springfields lights by Jake Quickenden, with Kev and Ross of Heart FM

Helping Jake to press the big red button that would turn on the lights were DJs Kev and Ros from Heart Radio. All three signed autographs.

Jake, of Scunthorpe, has become well-known for being a contestant on X-Factor in 2012 and 2014 and also being a runner-up on “I’m a Celebrity... Get me out of Here”.

Springfields spokesman Steve Marsh said: “Springfield’s isn’t just a shopping centre, there’s so much more to do and see, like the festival gardens.

“We want Springfileds to be a destination for people coming to the area.”

Springfield’s isn’t just a shopping centre, there’s so much more to do and see

“People have started to get excited for Christmas and last Thursday was about seeing the lights and having fun.”

Thursday also marked the opening of the magical Winter Wonderland walk with free entry. Father Christmas will be arriving on November 12.

See Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press for a page of pictures


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