Peterborough Christmas Lights Switch On

Type:Christmas Event

Cathedral Square, PETERBOROUGH, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XH

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Peterborough Christmas Lights Switch On


The much-anticipated event takes place on Friday, November 15 in Cathedral Square and features an array of exciting activities.

Crowds will also get to see Peterborough's new 40 foot Spruce Christmas tree, which will be colourfully lit up as part of the switch-on. It will be the first time since 2014 that the city has had a traditional Christmas tree in Cathedral Square.

Hosted by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s Breakfast Show presenter Kev Lawrence and producer Andy Lake, the entertainment gets under way from 3pm and lasts until 8pm, with the lights being switched on at 7pm. As the event coincides with Children In Need night, Pudsey Bear will also be making a special appearance.

There will be performances by multi-award winning Cambridge band 4th Labyrinth, the Urban Dance Academy, Peterborough Cathedral Choir led by Tansy Castledine, Peterborough Voices led by Will Prideaux, Lucy's Pop Choir and panto stars from the Cresset, Key and New Theatres will put on a show.

This year’s switch on is being supported by Vodafone, whose Gigafast Broadband is bringing some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK, straight to homes and businesses across Peterborough. 

Father Christmas will kindly take time out from his busy festive preparations to switch on the lights along with city Mayor Councillor Gul Nawaz and Peterborough City Council Leader Councillor John Holdich.

The switch-on will be followed by a burst of fireworks to light up the night sky.

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