Stevenage Christmas Lights Switch On

Stevenage’s Christmas Lights Switch-On takes place on Thursday 28th November and it's shaping up to be a fantastic night of music and entertainment from some of the best local talent around.

The party gets started at 4pm on stage in the Town Square with Stuart and Natalie from Heart Breakfast opening the show and helping to introduce a whole host of fantastic live acts, including headline performances from Nadeem Leigh from 'The Voice' and homegrown Stevenage star Gabz Gardiner, who made it all the way to the final of 'Britain's Got Talent' earlier this year!

Reese Robinson, The Enlights, Sophia Khoury and Roxy Searle will also perform... Roxy appeared at last year’s Christmas Lights Switch-On, as well as during the town’s summer street festival in July! The Warriors Performing Arts Academy will be showing off their street dancing skills during the evening and, of course, no Christmas Lights Switch-On would be complete without an appearance from the cast of this year’s Christmas pantomime, 'Cinderella', which is playing at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage from Saturday 30 November to Sunday 26 January 2014.

Santa will be in his Sleigh giving out sweets next to the Christmas Tree, there'll be face painting from 4pm, and the Heart Angels will have your chance to win £150 worth of Westgate shopping vouchers!

Finally, the winner of Stevenage's Christmas Lights Switch-On competition will be joining all the stars of the show for the big countdown at 6.30pm, lighting up the town for Christmas. All this, plus balloons, giveaways, a sparkling firework display and a sprinkling of snow provides the perfect start to the festive season. 

The Switch-On event marks the official start of late night shopping in the town centre, with the majority of stores and Stevenage’s Indoor Market opening until 8pm that evening.  There is also free parking on offer in all town centre car parks from 4pm, so you can enjoy the event and then pick up some Christmas presents once the switch has been flicked or sample the delicious mulled wine, cider and Winter warmers being sold on the street, as well as sweets, candy floss, donuts and lots more goodies to fill you with Christmas spirit!

For more information, please feel free to contact the Town Centre Management team on 01438 740884.  We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 28 November!