Into The Ark and Chris Coleman Countdown To Christmas In Newport

Christmas in Newport is to start in style this Saturday when Wales football team manager Chris Coleman will join the mayor of Newport, Cllr David Fouweather, in switching on the city’s Christmas lights.

The event entitled Countdown to Christmas is organised by the Newport Now Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Newport City Council and Friars Walk .

Countdown to Christmas will run from 12pm until 5.30pm  featuring a programme of music, fairground rides, celebrity guests including Voice stars Into The Ark.

The Countdown to Christmas Event  Programme

  • 12.00-12.15pm Pete Pork;
  • 12.20pm-12.35pm Ben Yendle and Selena Jerome;
  • 12.40pm-12.55pm Ilona Held;
  • 1pm-1.15pm X Factor contestant Russell Jones Jr
  • 1.20pm-1.35pm To Bear Sir;
  • 1.40pm-1.55pm Shimai.
  • From 2pm, Capital FM breakfast show presenter Polly James takes over as the on-stage host for the rest of the event.
  • 2pm-2.20pm Amazing Grace choir;
  • 2.30pm-2.55pm Oxbowlake;
  • 3.05pm-3.30pm Tobias Robertson;
  • 3.40pm-4.05pm X Factor finalists Jack and Joel;
  • 4.35pm-5.05pm Into The Ark.

The city centre’s Christmas lights are scheduled to be turned on at 5.15pm and a firework display will start from the roof of the Kingsway car park at 5.30pm.

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