All You Need To Know About Cambridge's Christmas Lights Switch On

7 November 2018, 16:52 | Updated: 9 November 2018, 11:31

Cambridge Christmas Lights 2017

Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock joins Kev & Ros for the Big Switch On in Cambridge's Market Square on Sunday 18th November.

As well as a packed afternoon of live music and festive fun, the event culminates with the turning on of a blaze of twinkling new LED lights across the city, including along Green Street, Bridge Street and Magdalene Bridge. The centrepiece of the display in Market Square will be a dazzling walk-through illuminated tree.

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Cambridge-born double gold medallist Jonnie Peacock MBE will be helping us switch on the city's Christmas lights
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The entertainment gets underway at 12pm and features performances from local schools, performing arts groups, choirs and singers including Tom Korni, Rock Choir, Razzamatazz, Tom Splitz, Sing! Choirs and the Fulbourn Primary School Choir.

The Christmas lights will then be turned on at 5pm - but we suggest you arrive as early as you can to guarantee a good spot.

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Kev & Ros and Producer Josh will be on stage to introduce entertainment throughout the day

The switch on spills across the city too, with entertainment in Grand Arcade and the unveiling of the new Christmas lights and grotto in Lion Yard.

Cambridge's Big Switch On is organised by Cambridge BID and proudly supported by Heart.

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Make sure you arrive nice and early to enjoy the entertainment and the Big Switch On