Christmas in Sunderland 21/11/2019 to 05/01/2020

Christmas Lights Switch On

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Starting at 6pm, join us in Keel Square for the annual Christmas Lights Switch On.

Hosted by Sun FM, this year’s line up will include performances from Spark! Drummers and local school choirs, prior to welcoming the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Sunderland Councillor David Snowdon to press the all important button.

The switching on ceremony will draw to a close with a fantastic firework finale.

There's lots of other activity happening in the city centre on the same night including the opening of the Festival of Light in Mowbray Park, The Keel Square Ice Rink and Hadrian's Tipi, while city centre shops open late for that all important Christmas shopping!

Free parking is available after 3pm in the nearby St Mary’s car park, and all other council owned city centre car parks. 

Event will open at 6pm with a performance from Grangetown Primary School followed by Channy Thompson (singer), Spark Drummers and Cinderella and Prince Charming.  The Mayor’s speech will be followed by the fireworks at 7pm.

Supported by

Sunderland City Council

Did you know?

Sunderland is one of the few cities in the UK to have a river, beautiful coastline and two award winning beaches at Roker and Seaburn.

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