Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

Sheffield's Christmas Lights Switch On event is set to take place across the city centre on Sunday 17 November from 2pm to 6.30pm with the switch on of the illuminations at 5.30pm from the Peace Gardens Stage.

This year’s event will evoke those nostalgic memories of childhood with choirs, Santa’s grotto, carolling, panto, street entertainment, the Christmas market, children’s tv and film characters, Christmas craft activities and fairground rides.

Heart Yorkshire presenters Dixie and Emma will host the Peace Gradens stage with choirs, Christmas music, entertainment and interviews. X-Factor, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and Hollyoaks star Jake Quickenden will bejoining them to switch on the city’s Christmas lights at 5.30pm. 

Entertainment this year also comes from Britain’s Got Talent starts Siobhan Philips & Kyle Tomlinson, plus Sheffield Lyceum's Cinderella panto stars Mr Maker and the Dame funny-man Damien Williams, X-Factor’s Jordan Rabjohn, Channy, Luca, girl band DIVA, dance group Hype Dance, plus The Stagecoach and Vivacity choirs.

Bring the family along to meet children’s film and TV characters, have a go on the Winter Maypole, visit the new Christmas crafts market in the Winter Garden and even meet Father Christmas in his Grotto on Pinstone Street. You can also take a ride on a fire engine and play on the National Emergency Museum’s display of emergency vehicles as the museum goes ‘on tour’ for the day. 

Keep an eye on the Sheffield Events Facebook page for updates:

Elsewhere, annual Moor Christmas Party will be going off 12.30pm - 4.30pm with lots to keep little ones entertained including a snow machine, street entertainment with the Snow Lion, Scrooge Carriage, Giant Snowman, dance shows, stilt walking Reindeer and brass band as well as face painting, children’s rides and craft making. The Christmas Tree Light Switch On at the Moor will take place at 4pm with the Lord Mayor and characters from the Manor Operatic Panto.

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Phone: 0114 273 6895



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On: 17/11/2019

Entertainment from 2pm to 6.30pm with the switch on of the illuminations at 5.30pm from the Peace Gardens Stage.