Details of Saturday's Christmas light switch on at Queensgate Shopping Centre.

Queensgate Shopping Centre is kicking off this magical season with their ‘Festive Fiesta’ on Saturday 17 November and Peterborough United Football Club have donated a number of prizes to be won during the Christmas Gameshow, which kicks-off at 11am.

“Families will see the centre come to life at 10.30am with this complete magical takeover. It’s time to get excited, our ‘Festive Fiesta’ is unlike anything we’ve done before,” said Centre Director at Queensgate, Mark Broadhead.

The regional shopping centre will amaze shoppers with a stunning extravaganza of dancing, music, entertainment, and magic. Everywhere shoppers look there will be a celebration of Christmas. Dancing bellboys, mischievous elves, nutcracker ballerinas, drummers, plus the hilariously hideous Ugly Sisters come to life to start the joyful season with a bang.

And that’s not all! Every hour on the hour, from 11am shoppers can take part in a family fun Christmas Gameshow in which shoppers can win incredible prizes.

Mark commented: “This is the event of the year! We can’t wait to bring Christmas 2018 to life for the people of Peterborough; we have got such an exciting schedule planned. And there will be plenty of surprises too, so keep your eyes peeled for those as the festive season approaches!”

2018 also sees new decorations throughout the shopping centre and the return of Santa’s grotto in Central Square. The Football Club will be working closely with Queensgate Shopping Centre in 2019 with a number of events planned.