MANCHESTER United’s Millie Turner will be switching on the Christmas lights in Wilmslow, her home town.

The defender, a former Wilmslow High School student, will light up the town at a festive celebration on Saturday, November 18.

A Christmas artisan market opens at 10am on Alderley Road.

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Santa’s reindeer will be at the entrance to Wilmslow High School from 3pm to 4pm.

Father Christmas will then parade along Broadway to the leisure centre.

The light switch-on will take place at Bank Square following an afternoon of live music and entertainment.

Rock Choir, the school’s jazz band Stagecoach and senior choir, DATS and St Anne’s Fulshaw Primary School choir will perform.

Following a countdown, Millie will switch on the lights at around 5pm.

Millie plays as either a centre-back or a holding midfielder.

The 27-year-old joined the Reds from Bristol City, where she was made captain just six months after signing.

The defender had previously played for Everton and has been capped by England at youth level.