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UK Christmas Lights Switch On Dates & Times 2017

We all love to look at the Christmas lights in our home town or city but when will they be turned on and who will be flicking the switch?  Take a look below as we put together all the UK dates and times.

Aberdeen – Lights to be switched on on Thursday 23 November 2017 @ 7pm by the
Lord Provost of Aberdeen and the Deputy Mayor of Stavanger

Armagh –  Lights to be switched  on on Fri 24th November,2017  lots of fun entertainment from 6:30pm onwards

Bangor – Lights to be switched  on on 18th November 2017- switch on and fireworks finale at 5.30pm.

Belfast – Lights to be switched  on on Saturday 18th November,2017 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm Join the Lord Mayor, Councillor Nuala McAllister and guests the Cool FM Breakfast crew, Bing and Flop, The Twirlywoos, Milkshake Live’s Derek and Jen and Cavehill Primary School choir as they kick off the festive season with the annual Christmas Lights Switch-On.

Birmingham – To be switched on late afternoon of November 16 at a specific time still to be confirmed

Bradford – To be switched on on Saturday 4 Nov 2017 @ 4pm by Matt Terry

Brighton & Hove – To be switched on at Brighton City Centre on Thursday 16 Nov 2017 from 5:15pm by Gogglebox stars, Chris Steed and Stephen Webb.

Bristol – To be switched on at Cabot Circus shopping centre Friday 10 November Friday 5:00pm – 6:30pm

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Cambridge – To be switched on on November 19, after actress Katherine Kingsley lights up the shopping scene.

Canterbury – The lights will be turned on on Thursday, November 16, 2017 between 6.30pm and 6.45pm

Cardiff – lights to be switched on at 7 pm on 17thNovember,2017

Carlisle – The lights will be turned on on Sunday 19 Nov 2017, in the city centre at 17:00

Chelmsford – The lights will be turned on on Sunday 26 November from 2pm to 5pm.

Chester – The lights will be turned on at Chester Town Hall on Thursday 16th November @ 7pm.

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Chichester  – The lights will be turned on on Thursday, November 23rd at 6.30pm

Coventry – The lights will be turned on on Wednesday, November 22, at  7.30pm and Top singer and Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon will be on hand to hit the all-important switch.

Derby –  The lights will be turned on on  Saturday, November 18 at 6pm switching on the lights has gone to new Gem 106 breakfast show presenters Jo and Sparky

Dundee – Lights to be switched on on Friday November 24 Santa and the Lord Provost will do the honours for the switch-on

Durham – The Annual Traditional Christmas Light Switch On Durham Market Place on 26.11.17 time has yet to be announced                                                                                     

Edinburgh– The celebrations commence with Light Night, big Christmas lights switch-on event, on Sunday 19 November, 2017

Ely – The lights will be turned on on Friday 1st December 2017 no further information is available

Exeter – The lights will be turned on on Thursday, 16 November 2017 between 16.00-19.00 @  Princesshay

Glasgow -Glasgow’s annual Christmas Lights Switch On in George Square will take place on Sunday 19th November 2017

Gloucester – The lights will be turned on on Sunday 19 November 2017  From 4.30pm

Hereford – The lights will be turned on on Saturday 18 November Live music and entertainment will start at 3pm before the lights are switched on at 5pm

Inverness– Lights to be switched on on Sunday November 19th  2017, Special guest Santa Claus will lead the parade and the traditional Christmas light switch on from 6pm

Kingston upon Hull – The lights will be turned on on Thursday, November 23, 2017 more information to be announced

Lancaster – The lights will be turned on on 26th November 2017 more information to be announced

Leeds –    The lights will be turned on from 6:45 on Thursday 9th November 2017 at Victoria Gardens. The Headrow Leeds Rhinos legends Danny McGuire and Rob Burrow will switch on the lights

Leicester – The lights will be turned on from 1700 -2100 on Thursday 23rd November 2017  by the Lord Mayor

Lichfield – Lights to be switched on at 17:00 on Sun 26th November, 2017

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Lincoln – Lights to be switched on on November 17, 2017 @ 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Liverpool – The iconic 30 metre tree is lit up at 6pm on Thursday, November 9th,2017

Londonderry – Get excited for Christmas as Santa arrives in Derry to switch on the Christmas Lights on 23rd November, 2017.

Manchester – Lights to be switched on on Saturday, November 4, 2017.  Superstar DJ Sigala, Pixie Lott and X Factor stars Yes Lad will all perform.

Marylebone Village – Marylebone To be switched on on Wednesday November 15 @ 6pm by Dame Barbara Windsor

Newcastle upon Tyne -The light switch on will take place on Tuesday 14th November, 2017 @ 6.30pm  

Newport– Lights to be switched on on 24 November 2017 at 6:15pm and will be switched on by the overall Christmas Card Competition winner

Norwich – City centre lights will be switched on from 6pm on Thursday 16th November, 2017

Nottingham – Christmas Lights will be switched on on Friday, November 17th,2017

Oxford – Christmas Light Festival weekend takes place on 17 -19th November, 2017

Oxford Street London – To be switched on on Tuesday 7th November by Rita Ora

Peterborough – Christmas Lights will be switched on at Queensgate Shopping Centre on Saturday, 18th November 2017

Perth – Lights to be switched on on 18th November 2017 @ 18.15

Plymouth – Christmas Lights will be switched on by Santa Clause Lights at 6.25pm. on 16th November, 2017

Portsmouth  – no information available

Preston – Lights to be switched on on Saturday 25th November from 5.30pm.

Regent Street – London to be switched on on Thursday November 16 @ sometime between 6pm and 7pm

Ripon – Lights to be switched on on 25th  November 2017 – 16:00 till 18:00

Salford -no information available

Salisbury – Lights to be switched on on Thursday 16th November 2017 between 6.00 -8.00pm.

Sheffield –   The Moor’s Christmas Party – Sheffield Christmas Lights to be switched on on Sunday 19th November 2017

Southampton – Lights to be switched on on Saturday 11th November, 2017 at 5:00pm

St Asaph – Lights to be switched on on Saturday 2nd December, 2017 Christmas Light Switch On Rhyl Town Centre 2.00pm – 5.00pm                                                                           

St David’s – Lights to be switche  on on 2nd December, 2017

Stirling– Lights Switch On Sunday, 19 November at 5pm, with special guests, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Stoke-on-Trent – The Lord Mayor & Lady Mayoress of the City of Stoke on Trent will officially open Winter Wonderland 2017 on Thursday 16th November at 4pm.

Sunderland – Lights to be switched on on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 On screen singing starlet Chloe Castro is set to push the button to turn on Sunderland city centre’s Christmas lights

Swansea – the Christmas Parade and lights switch-on will take place on Sunday November 19th, 2017 – Santa will turn on the lights

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Truro – City of Lights, Truro’s midwinter lantern festival. Lights to be switched  on on Wednesday 22nd November, 2017 at 7pm

Wakefield – Lights to be switched on on Friday 17th November, 2017

Will you be attending your town’s Christmas lights switch on this year?  You can get in touch using the comments section below or social media buttons.

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