COMEDIAN Joe Pasquale is set to headline the stage at the Chippenham Christmas in Colour and light switch on event next month.

The entertainer, who is best known for being crowned King of the Jungle in the fourth series of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, will join thousands of people at the big switch on event hosted by Chippenham BID in partnership with Chippenham Town Council and the Bristol Hippodrome on November 24.

The official light switch on, which is sponsored by Awdry Bailey and Douglas Solicitors, will play host to festive fun, arts and crafts, market stalls and competitions from 4pm onwards.

Father Christmas, who will be in the grotto from 3.30pm onwards, will also scale the Angel Hotel in the build up to the switch on moment at 6.30pm, followed by fireworks.

Steve Jones, head of sales and marketing said: “We are delighted that Chippenham has taken The Bristol Hippodrome to their hearts again this year for Christmas In Colour as we always receive the warmest of welcomes. When we asked Joe if he would turn on the lights with Father Christmas this year it was an immediate yes, as he loves this part of the world.

"Thank you to everyone for your continued support of the Hippodrome and see you all at Aladdin in December.”

Carols around the Christmas tree will also be held at 4.30pm the following day, while photos in the snow globe in the Market Place and the Artisan Market will return to the Yelde Hall from 12-6pm.

For more information about the festival and its opportunities for performers and stallholders email