KEIGHLEY is set to sparkle this Christmas.

The town's festive lights will be switched on by Emmerdale star Bradley Johnson, who plays Vinny Dingle in the top ITV soap, as part of a glittering afternoon of entertainment.

And the popular Keighley Festive Bauble Project is taking place for a third year.

Bradley will perform the switch-on honours in the Church Green car park area at 4.30pm on Sunday, November 27, when there'll also be a fireworks display.

But a host of musical entertainment will be held before that featuring The Trilogies, Voices of Yorkshire choir and Marigold Addams, who appeared as Cher on ITV's Starstruck.

Activities will begin at 2.30pm.

As part of the Festive Bauble Project, children and adults across the town are being encouraged to create baubles – which will be displayed on the Christmas tree in the Airedale Shopping Centre.

In its first year, the project saw more than 1,000 baubles produced – by schools, care homes, groups and residents.

And in 2021, that rose to a staggering 4,000.

This year's venture will be officially launched next Saturday (November 19) at the Airedale Shopping Centre.

The choir from Keighley performing arts school BOLT Academy will perform at 12.30pm, and then there will be a bauble-making workshop which anyone can take part in.

An initial workshop has already been held in the town – it was staged at the Little Nomad shop and exhibition space on November 5, and was well attended.

There'll also be a chance to decorate baubles at the after-school club at Hainworth Wood Community Centre, in Hainworth Wood Road, on December 6 and 13.

People can print off their own template for a bauble at, where information about the progress of the scheme and workshops can also be found.

The Festive Bauble Project is being led for a third year by residents Melissa Bruley, Helen James and Claire Denby.

Support is being provided by Bradford Council, The Leap, Keighley Big Local and the Airedale Shopping Centre.

Claire says: "Everyone really enjoys the project.

"We get lots of communities and people of all ages taking part – including nurseries, old people's homes, businesses, uniformed groups and residents."

In its inaugural year, the project was widely praised for helping to spread festive cheer and keeping the Christmas spirit alive at a time when the pandemic had led to the cancellation of many events and activities.