WHITCHURCH will get into the festive spirit next month, with a day of fun and the Christmas lights switch-on.

The seasonal day will take place on Saturday, November 27, with events running from 10am to 6pm, with the switch-on itself at 5pm.

A Christmas market will also be in town, along with a lantern parade, Santa's Grotto and other festive-themed events.

The traditional Citizen of the Year reveal will also take place.

A spokesman for the Whitchurch Town Council said: "Join us for a day of seasonal fun at the annual Whitchurch Christmas lights switch-on from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, November 27.

"There will be much to see and do with a Christmas market, lantern parade, cake baking competition, fun fair and Santa's grotto, carol singing and entertainment, Citizen of the Year Award, panto character competition, and more."