7 Entertainment Ideas For Christmas Light Switch Ons
It’s that time of year again, the nights are drawing in and the temperatures are dropping – it can only mean one thing, the countdown to Christmas has begun (though you may not like to admit it)!
With less than three months until the beginning of December, and with many Christmas light switch ons happening from the end of November onwards, Christmas event organisers should be looking to book their entertainment now in order to avoid disappointment.
The best way to entertain the crowds, aside from fun Christmas themed walkabout characters and festive parades, is with incredible music acts that appeal to all ages and that everyone knows and loves. We’ve picked out seven of our favourite X Factor acts and tribute acts, as well as our hottest up and coming recording artists, that are guaranteed to create a buzz around your Christmas lights switch on.
1) M.O.U Pop Covers Group
M.O.U Pop Covers Group is one of the music industry’s hottest up and coming bands. With a huge online following of dedicated fans, MOU are sure to cause a buzz around your light switch on and draw in the crowds. Performing classic Christmas hits with an urban twist, as well as everybody’s favourite chart topping hits from across the decades, MOU effortlessly create a contagious festive atmosphere.
MOU is a great option to get crowds excited before the big switch on, and keep them entertained long into the evening. You can learn more about the trio in our exclusive Q&A with them.
2) Jordan Gray
Jordan Gray, she won the hearts of the nation on her journey through to the semi-finals of The Voice UK 2016 and is available to book for your Christmas lights switch on exclusively through Scarlett Entertainment! An incredible singer, songwriter, and pianist Jordan is a rare talent and her onstage energy has earned her a reputation as one of the most charismatic solo performers around.
Able to perform solo or accompanied by her band, she can play a mix of well-known originals and festive favourites. A name that everyone knows, Jordan Gray will be a big pull for any Christmas light switch on.
You can find out more about what to expect from a Jordan Gray performance here.
3) Beatbox Trio
These guys are the UK’s ONLY beatboxing trio creating music with no instruments or effects, and their jaw-dropping talent has landed them appearances on the Ellen Degeneres Show and tours with Goldie Looking Chain and US hip hop legend Ugly Duckling.
Renowned for their high-energy stage performances they are able to get any crowd excited with their clever renditions of top 40 chart topping tracks! For your Christmas light switch on they can also add beatbox versions of Christmas classics to their set to get everyone in the festive spirit.
4) Lady Gaga Tribute
Having just released new single ‘Perfect Illusion’, and set to appear in season 6 of FX’s hit show American Horror Story, which will hit our screens this month, Lady Gaga is a woman whose name is on everyone’s lips. So why not have a Lady Gaga tribute tear up the stage at your Christmas lights switch on?
There’s no better Lady Gaga tribute than the UK’s official no.1 – Donna, so awarded by the Agents Association at the National Tribute Music Awards. Offering a stage show that recreates all the drama, glitz and glamour of a real Lady Gaga performance – complete with authentic costumes – our pop star tribute is one of the best worldwide.
5) Justin Bieber Tribute
A star that is never far from the media – despite having deleted his Instagram account – Justin Bieber will always be a hugely popular performing artist with fans of all ages, and is a great tribute choice for your Christmas lights switch on.
With the stage presence of a real star, our Justin Bieber tribute will woo crowds with spine-tingling renditions of Bieber’s latest smash hit singles delivered alongside iconic dance choreography. A sure fire way to get audiences in the mood for a celebration, book our Justin Bieber impersonator for your festive event!
6) Jamie Archer
Best known for his legendary performance of the Kings of Leon’s ‘Sex On Fire’ on the X Factor in 2009, which has gained over 30 million views on YouTube, Jamie Archer is one of the most well remembered X Factor acts of all time.
A performer renowned for his ability to immediately engage with his audience, Jamie will be a huge hit with crowds as the Christmas entertainment at your lights switch on. Performing a range of popular hits and Christmas classics with his guitar in hand, Jamie AFRO Archer is sure to get attendees in the festive yuletide spirit.
7) Taylor Swift Tribute
Everybody’s favourite female contemporary pop singer, Taylor Swift was named the world’s top earning celebrity by Forbes in July 2016 and is never far from the media spotlight, whether it’s news about her latest musical release, beau, or clash with the Kardashian clan.
There is no doubt that Swift is one of the most popular recording artists on the planet, and having a Taylor Swift tribute performer at your Christmas light switch on is a guaranteed way to pull in the crowds! The UK’s closest Taylor Swift sound-alike – both when singing and in between sets – our Taylor Swift tribute artist will create the buzz you need to make your annual Christmas event a success.
The finishing touches
We’ve given you a fantastic choice of popular music performers that will ignite excitement and anticipation in potential attendees when you announce them as the headliners of your Christmas light switch on! You can book any of the acts mentioned about by filling in our enquiry form or chat to one of our entertainment coordinators for more information by calling 01626 572072.
So with your big headline act organised you can focus on booking Christmas entertainment to mix and mingle with the crowds and appear in the all-important Christmas parade. Playing a crucial role in creating a festive, feel-good atmosphere, walkabout characters, stilt walkers, jugglers, and musicians will compliment the main attraction and make for fantastic photos. To view our full roster of Christmas entertainment options click here.