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Children's Activity Event, Sat 16 Nov 2019, free entry

Braintree Christmas Light Switch On

Braintree Christmas Light Switch On

Braintree Christmas Lights outside Braintree Town Hall


Town Centre,


The big event will take place on Saturday 16th November with a day full of festive entertainment and performances from local singers, school choirs, a dance group and more from 12pm at the stage in Market Place, with Radio Essex presenters Chris and Abbie joining them between 2.30pm-5.30pm, with the big switch on at 5.30pm.

Other light switch ons will take place at George Yard Shopping Centre at 5pm and the Fountain end of the High Street at 5.45pm.

Whilst the entertainment is going on, you’ll be able to browse our biggest and best Braintree Christmas street market yet with over 100 stalls across the whole town centre! Everything from gourmet food, drink, gift, homeware and arts and craft stalls in the usual spots in the town as well as Sandpit Lane, New Street and George Yard Shopping Centre. It’s the perfect place to do a spot of Christmas shopping whilst enjoying a bite to eat and a festive drink.

You can view the full list of what stalls will be there on the day on their website.

Lots of other activities will be taking place, including a Santa’s Grotto, free children’s crafts, a 1920’s pop up bar, free face-painting and so much more!

Braintree is the place to be this Christmas. We hope to see you there!

Full details about all events and activities can be found at

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 Nov 2019 09:00 to 17:30
The main town centre light switch on will be at 5.30pm, and activities will be taking place across the town from 9am. Please check our website for timings for individual events and activities.


Free entry

The event is free to attend.



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Map reference: TL 755230  Lat: 51.87805 Long: 0.54950


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted