Christmas lights switch on

Christmas lights switch on
Thursday, November 22, 2018

The annual switch on event, in Keel Square, Sunderland city centre, kicks off at 5.30pm on Thursday November 22. The event is being hosted by Sun FM presenter Simon Grundy, and entertainment includes festive music from local groups and choirs. Richard McCourt of ‘Dick and Dom’ fame and West End Star, Josh Andrews, will join the Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Lynda Scanlan, in pressing that all important button to switch the lights on.

Hadrian's Tipi is also on Keel Square, offering festive food and drinks, and city centre shops will be open late.

Free parking is available after 3pm in the nearby St Mary’s car park.

Event Information

Things to do nearby

Events nearby

Accommodation nearby

Did you know?

Mowbray Park in Sunderland city centre is one of the oldest parks in the North East. Restored to its former Victorian splendour, it has an intriguing array of art works.

Twitter

The sun has arrived in and what better way to spend a splendid day outdoors with the kids than finding… https://t.co/41EwJfFYjI 1 day 16 hours ago
You’re welcome, very happy to support such an amazing place! 2 days 14 hours ago
It's steaming weekend at the fabulous and fascinating Ryhope Engines Museum! There's also a classic car show! (We… https://t.co/VRG1wlYfMQ 2 days 15 hours ago
RT : KEEP CALM... We’re only opening our doors to the public this weekend & we can’t wait! 🤗 Free entry for everyone th… https://t.co/INEsyaCcoY 2 days 15 hours ago
A brilliant day 🐰 🐣 ☀️ https://t.co/oUVangYSt7 3 days 4 hours ago
Perfect weather, and long overdue after a lot of chilly Penshaw Bowls! 3 days 8 hours ago
More and more people are signing up for this year's BIG 3K Run - many to help raise money for charity.… https://t.co/rJc5Z97Wcj 3 days 8 hours ago
We’ve had thousands of visitors with some brilliant eggs, THE Easter bunny, donkeys, kites, too many sports to ment… https://t.co/8vAnaGWjYz 3 days 9 hours ago
RT : Uncover the spectacular view of the North East landscape from Sunderland's Penshaw Monument. https://t.co/isAlsVd8K6 3 days 9 hours ago
RT : These guys & gals can't wait for you to find them this Easter weekend! 12 of these over-sized yellow ducks are hidd… https://t.co/MVISa4E5J2 3 days 10 hours ago
Let the rolling commence at Penshaw Bowl! https://t.co/FiCM8Wcs2X 3 days 12 hours ago
RT : The sun is shining, the crowd is ready, it’s almost time for the first egg roll at Penshaw Bowl 🥚 🐣 https://t.co/7k8McwoQbo 3 days 12 hours ago
The sun is out ☀️ who’s ready to roll at Penshaw Bowl? The fun starts at 12 noon, give yourself plenty of time to g… https://t.co/dyk3VQiS0I 3 days 15 hours ago
The Easter egg hunt returns to this weekend. Take a stroll round the gardens of this hidden gem,… https://t.co/gpltgDC8tQ 3 days 16 hours ago
Thanks! 1pm slots now all fully booked, space at 3pm and plenty of other things to do! 3 days 16 hours ago

Facebook

Download the See it Do it app

Sign up to our newsletter

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
2 + 15 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.