Christmas Lights Switch-on

The Christmas holiday is officially here once our Christmas lights in the city centre are switched on.

Christmas Lights Switch-on


The Christmas holiday calendar officially kicks off with the switch-on of this year’s beautiful Christmas lights on Thursday 14 November, marking the start of late-night shopping.

The fun starts in the City Centre Piazza from 4pm with a variety of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Hosted by Radio Plymouth, watch incredible performances from local school groups, theatre groups and the fabulous Party Princesses.

Closing the evening programme will be The Sound – a four-piece indie, rock and pop band based in Plymouth, performing tracks from bands such as The Killers, Kings of Leon, Oasis, Snow Patrol and Mumford & Sons.

The lights will be switched on by Santa himself assisted by the Party Princess and our new Mayflower Town Crier at 6.30pm.


Stage Programme

4pm Pilgrim Primary Academy
4.20pm Dunstone Primary School
4.40pm Widewell Primary Academy
5pm Italia Conti
5.20pm Stonehouse Community Voices
5.40pm Plymouth Performing Arts Academy
6pm  Lord Mayor's Welcome
6.05pm Plymouth Party Princesses
6.20pm Guests on stage
6.30pm Christmas Lights are switched on
6.40pm Plymkids
6.50pm The Sound
7.50pm Event ends

* Please note timings are approximate 



Cost: Free to attend.

Venue: City Centre

Categories: Children | Christmas | Entertainment | Major event

  • Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 4:00pm