Ryan Giggs to switch on festive lights in city centre
RYAN Giggs has been revealed as the celebrity guest who will switch on Newport’s Christmas lights.
The 44-year-old Wales manager will switch on the Christmas lights in the city centre on Saturday, November 17.
It will be the second year a Wales boss has visited the city to mark the start of the Christmas shopping season, following Chris Coleman’s appearance last year.
Ryan Giggs took over as Wales manager in January this year following a 23-year playing career with Manchester United which saw him win 13 Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, two UEFA Champions Leagues, one FIFA Club World Cup, one Intercontinental Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, and nine FA Community Shields.
Giggs will take to the stage at 5.15pm with Newport mayor Cllr Malcolm Linton and one more special guest to switch on the lights. The switch-on will take place at the end of an event organised by the city’s Newport Now Business Improvement District.