Mill Gate Christmas Switch On

The switch-on of Mill Gate centre's Christmas lights was amazing with an afternoon of activities hosted by Tower FM presenters Jon, Vix and Simon Morykin.


Amongst those joining the celebration's were players from Bury FC, "Britain's Got Talent" boyband ReConnected and WBA super-bantamweight boxer Scott Quigg.


It also proved to be a day to remember for AJ raising awareness of Vascular EDS supported by the sensational singer Emilia who performed live on stage making the event a truly memorable experience.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of this year’s Switch On event. It’s a great opportunity for us to raise awareness for VEDS. We’ll be around for the whole day to chat to people and collect donations for Ehlers-Danlos Support UK. Annabelle is especially excited about being up on the big stage and getting dressed up for the occasion”


Mill Gate Centre Manager, Peter Barber, said on the Switch On event “We couldn’t be more pleased with the line-up for this year’s Switch On event. We are privileged to have Annabelle and her parents joining us alongside the Bury FC players, and of course Jon and Vix. With a great host of live entertainment and our fantastic Disneyland Paris competition with Tower FM, it’s shaping up to be a very memorable event. It is the perfect way to kick off our Christmas Countdown in Centre, which includes the Bury Hospice “Festival of Trees”, Santa’s Grotto and late night shopping in the week before Christmas. We cannot wait to share it all with the people of Bury.”

One lucky family will win the trip of a life time to Disneyland Paris! The winners (two adults and two children under 12) will have the chance to meet their favourite characters, enjoy the magical fireworks and parades, and experience the magic of Disney. To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, visit the Tower FM street team in Centre on the weekends of the 2nd, 9th and 19th of November where you can record a special message for Santa to tell him what they want for Christmas.

All of the messages will then be sent to Santa and uploaded to the Tower FM website for the public to choose the best. The families with the most votes will be invited to the Christmas Light Switch On in Centre on the 24th of November where the winners will be determined by a True or False Knock Out Competition.


This year’s Switch On activities will be hosted by Tower FM’s Jon and Vix in Mill Gate’s Schorndorf Square from midday. There will be a great line up of live entertainment from local choirs and bands, including boy band Reconnected who originally found fame on “Britain’s Got Talent”. Santa Claus himself will also be in attendance, taking up residence in the Mill Gate Grotto from the 24th of November through to Christmas Eve.


Stay up-to-date with all the news about our Switch On by “liking” Mill Gate, Bury on Facebook and “following” @millgatebury on Twitter. To find out more about the competition for a trip to Disneyland Paris visit

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