We’re lighting up Durham this festive season with the Christmas Lights Switch On

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With the big day just a few weeks away, when Santa Claus comes shimmying down the chimney and leaves gifts underneath the tree for good girls and boys, we’re gearing up for Christmas InDurham across the City. How exciting!?
Of course, we kick off the festive celebrations with our annual Christmas Lights Switch On spectacular, and for the eagled-eyed among you, you’ll have noticed earlier this week we shared some details about what you can expect from the event on social media. In case you missed it, fear not, here’s all the details you need to know…
This year’s theme will feature a very special snowman spreading Christmas cheer across the City. Taking place on Sunday 26th November in the Market Place at 5.30pm, the Christmas Lights Switch On spectacular will last for approximately 40 minutes, providing plenty of ooooohs and aaaaaahs for all of your family to enjoy.
We know that when you’re looking for Christmas events in Durham, the Christmas Lights Switch On is up there with other must-dos and is a firm family favourite for many people across the region. So much so, each year we strive to make the experience bigger and better than the one before, and this year is no exception.
We don’t want to give too much away and spoil the element of surprise if you’re planning on coming along to the Christmas Lights Switch On, but what we will say is that this performance is our most ambitious yet! Expect acrobatics, pyrotechnics, live music and of course, a sprinkling of magic too. Overseeing the event and narrating the performance will be BBC Radio’s Breakfast Show presenter, Alfie Joey, who will help to tell the story of how a special snowman spreads festive cheer across Durham City.
This year’s Christmas Lights Switch On will not disappoint – it’s going to be a treat for all the senses – a festive feast for the eyes and ears, and sure to leave you with a warm fuzzy glow inside. It’s the perfect reason to gather your family, wrap up warm and snuggle together in the Market Place as we ring in Christmas across the City. A brilliant way to kick-off your family festivities this year and what better reason to spend some time in Durham this Christmas too.
The Christmas Lights Switch On is expected to be a busy one with hundreds of people flocking to the Market Place to enjoy the show. If you’re planning on being there too, why not come into Durham a little earlier? Grab something to eat, enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping and pick your spot in the square ready for the show to start.
Of course, don’t forget to bring your InDurham Loyalty Card to enjoy exclusive deals, discounts and special offers while you’re in the City too. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!