Christmas Shopping in East Anglia

Your guide to the best Christmas lights switch on events in East Anglia 2017

Norwich Christmas Lights Switch-On

Thursday 16th November 2017 18:00 to 22:00

Don't miss the party of the year when the streets of Norwich sparkle and shine and music fills the night at the annual Christmas Switch-on.

There'll be a parade with Father Christmas, entertainment in front of City Hall and the switching on of the city centre lights from 6pm.

The Tunnel of Light is back this year! The tunnel will be going live at the same time as the lights in the City. To get in on the action use the hashtag #MyTunnelOfLight on both Twitter and Instagram when posting your photos, and use our very own Geofilter on Snapchat!

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Suffolk Christmas Lights

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Lights Switch On

Thursday 16th November from 4pm
A packed programme of free street and stage entertainment, festive fundraising stalls and fairground rides. The main attraction of the evening will be the Switch On, featuring a special festive guest at 7pm. Entertainment will then continue until 8pm.

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Lowestoft Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 18th November
The Lowestoft big switch on takes place with highlights including the Lowestoft Players with their Christmas Spectacular, with the lights being switched on around 5pm.

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Southwold Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 25th November 2017
Southwold lights switch on is always a lovely evening for all the family with Father Christmas switching on the lights!

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Beccles Christmas Lights Switch On

24th November 2017 5:30 - 9:00 pm
Local acts on stage and a variety of stalls and entertainment throughout the town topped off with traditional lights switch on.

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Felixstowe Christmas Lights Switch On & Fair

Saturday 2nd December 2017
Get into the festive spirit by joining in the fun at Felixstowe's Xmas Lights Switch On and Xmas Craft market. Hamilton Road and The Canopy will be filled with lots festive food and craft stalls and there will be carol singing and live entertainment throughout the afternoon.

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Norfolk Christmas Lights

Wells Christmas Tide and lights switch-on

Bungay Christmas Lights Switch On & Fair

Saturday 25th November at 6.30pm
The Bungay Christmas lights switch-on is followed by the Christmas market on Sunday 3rd December with a loads of Christmas entertainment for the whole family.

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Cromer Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 2nd December at 4:30pm
A classic Christmas lights switch-on with carol singing and the famous Cromer Christmas Tree and Nativity Festival.

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Great Yarmouth Christmas Lights Switch On

Friday 24th November at 7.00pm.
Celebrate the arrival of Santa by joining the Mayor of Great Yarmouth and special guests for an evening of live music and entertainment with the switching-on of the town’s festive illuminations in the market place.

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Holt Christmas Lights Switch On

Wednesday 15th November 2017, 6:30pm
The quintessentially English town of Holt has a stunning display of Christmas lights that are switched on and accompanied by fireworks the popular Pantomime Horse Race at 5:30pm.

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Wells-next-the-Sea Christmas Tide Celebration

Saturday 2nd December from 4pm
Santa will be arriving at the quayside by boat for the Christmas tide celebration. The lights will then be switched on around 5pm followed by a lantern procession and fireworks over the marshes.

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Essex Christmas Lights

Southend Christmas Lights Switch-on

Southend High Street Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 18th November 2017, 11.00am – 8.00pm
A fun packed day of festive entertainment leading up to the Big Switch On!

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Maldon Vintage Christmas Fair and Light Switch On

Thursday 30th November 2017, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
On Thursday 30th November 2017 Maldon will be holding a Vintage Christmas event. Starting at 6pm, there will be late night shopping, a street market, choirs, music, hospitality hosted by the local shops, and competitions. Watch the Town Mayor of Maldon turn on the Christmas lights at 7pm.

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Chelmsford Lights Switch On

Sunday 26th November 2017, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
The entertainment starts on the main stage, outside Shire Hall. The festivities will end with a fireworks display around 4.45pm, near the Town Sign. 

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Leigh Lights at Leigh-on-Sea

Friday 24th November 2017, from 5.00pm
Activities in town will begin at 5.00pm with the Yuletide Parade starting at Kings Road at 6.30pm. Crowds will be entertained in abundance throughout the evening with music, food stalls, a fun fair, Santa’s Grotto and more.

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Hadleigh Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 2 December 2017, starts at 4.15pm with carol singing. Lights switch-on at 4.30pm.
Come along to sing carols and see the Christmas lights switched on. At the gardens by the eastern end of St James The Less Church graveyard. Refreshments served afterwards in the church vestry.

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