Christmas 2019 is almost here, the time of year when cities and towns across the UK light up the streets by turning on their Christmas lights. The build up to the big switch on is becoming more extravagant year on year, with entertainment and celebrity guests its a great day out for all the family. Most shops in the high street open their doors for some late night shopping so you can start your Christmas shopping early.
Whether you are a shopaholic, need an excuse to drink mulled wine or like to indulge in copious amounts of Christmas treats, the Christmas lights switch on events are not to be missed.
Get in the Christmas spirit by experiencing the fantastic UK Christmas lights switch on.
George Street, Edinburgh
16th of November
The city will have their famous Winter Windows display and their Christmas Market will run until the 5th of January.
Victoria Gardens, Leeds
7th of November
The Christmas countdown starts pm the 7th of November in Leeds, where you can expect live entertainment, fun fair rides and food stalls.
Cabot Circus, Bristol
8th of November
Christmas celebrations in Bristol take place in Cabot Circus, this light switch on coincides with the Christmas Market opening so you can expect a lot of yummy treats, mulled wine and some unique Christmas gifts.
Covent Garden, London
12th of November
Thousands of lights are turned on in Convent Garden and the huge Christmas tree is set to return again this year, the VIP guest is yet to be announced but I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
Cirencester Advent Festival, Cirencester
30th of November
Cirencester will start their annual event with their advent festival and market. Festivities will start at 11am in the morning with the lights switch on taking place at 7pm. The celebrity guest is yet to be announced, enjoy the arts and crafts market, tuck in to some yummy street food or enjoy a few drinks on the street watching the live entertainment that Cirencester has to offer. Finishing off with some spectacular fireworks there’s something for all the family.
Lights Switch On, Plymouth
14th of November
Get in the Christmas spirit by experiencing Plymouth’s spectacular lights switch on evening, with live entertainment to suit all the family it's a great night out for everyone.