Fireworks and Santa at Cosham’s Christmas light switch-on

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FREE festive fun will be coming to Cosham on Wednesday as the town celebrates its Christmas lights switch-on.

The event runs from 4pm in High Street, with the lights coming on at 5pm and a grand firework finale at 6pm.

There will be live entertainment from schools, clubs and artists, including Timestep Academy of Dance and Performing Arts, Streetforce DC dance group and Portchester Youth Theatre.

Santa is expected to make a visit and officially start the countdown to Christmas, alongside the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and Dame Tilly Trott.