East Leeds: Counting down to Christmas in Cross Gates

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Cross Gates residents will get into the Christmas spirit early after plans for this year’s Christmas lights switch-on were announced this week.

The ceremony will take place outside the Arndale Centre on Thursday, November 15 and is funded by local councillors through the local Area Committee and local businesses.

In response to suggestions from local residents, the timing of the switch-on event has been changed to a weekday evening and the existing trees on Cross Gates roundabout will be decorated with Christmas lights.

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