Ipswich's annual Christmas light switch on will be back in just over a month's time as the date for the popular event has been revealed. 

And the honour of switching on the lights will be carried out by Ipswich Mayor, Councillor Lynne Mortimer, on the Cornhill alongside the cast of Sleeping Beauty. 

BBC Radio Suffolk presenters Wayne Bavin and Sarah Lilley will host the evening which takes place on Thursday, November 23.

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The event starts at 5pm and ends at 7pm. 

Councillor Sophie Connelly, Ipswich Borough Council portfolio holder for culture and customers, said: "With a special performance from the cast of Sleeping Beauty, the festive event promises to be packed full of fun for all the family".

"Let's kick off the festive season with a celebration!"

On Sunday, December 3, the council will be running a drive through event for Blue Badge holders to enjoy the Christmas lights.