SATURDAY, November 16, has been confirmed as the date for Kendal's Christmas 2019 lights switch-on.

The Market Place tree, town lights and Kendal Town Hall facade light show will be illuminated as darkness falls, at 4.45pm, with the mayor, town crier, a choir and Father Christmas in attendance.

Kendal Town Council heard it is hoped next year's event can be timed to coincide with the opening of the Kendal Mountain Festival 2020.