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Gemma Collins switches on the Braintree Christmas Lights

16 Nov Gemma Collins switches on the Braintree Christmas Lights

Hundreds of shoppers flocked to Freeport Braintree this afternoon for the biggest and brightest event on Freeport Braintree’s calendar – the Celebrity Christmas Switch-On with TOWIE legend, Gemma Collins. 

The festivities got underway with Martin and Su from Heart FM on the main stage, building the anticipation and expectation with a whole host of entertainment, before the switch was flicked and Freeport’s beautiful displays of colourful lights shine in the darkness.

The fun started from 4pm with a series of family-friendly activities and entertainment that younger visitors found truly magical, such as meeting Rudolph, Donna and Blitzen plus Santa’s other amazing reindeer and taking part in a craft-making session.

Josef O’Sullivan, Centre Manager of Freeport Braintree says “What a fantastic way to start the festive season! A huge thanks to the hundreds of people who come down to celebrate the start of Christmas with us here at Freeport Braintree, and of course to meet our very own Queen of Essex Gemma Collins who was just brilliant at turning on the illuminations for us!”