A CELEBRITY sitcom star will switch on the Christmas lights in Abingdon next month.

Actress Joanna Page, who played Stacey in the much-loved television comedy Gavin & Stacey, has been announced as the headline guest at Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza.

Abingdon Chamber of Commerce, which organises the annual event, posted the full line-up on Facebook today.

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It will take place in Market Place on Saturday, November 30 and highlights include a parade at midday, morris dancing at 12.30pm and various entertainment until the actress leads the switch-on at 6pm.

This will be immediately followed by a firework display.

Organisers of the switch-on usually try to enlist a familiar face to turn on the lights.

In 2016, former S Club 7 members Bradley McIntosh, Tina Barrett and Jo O'Meara did the honours, while in 2017, it was 90s band The Honeyz.

See the event's Facebook page 'Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza & Local Excellence Market' for more details.