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Outdoor Event, Sun 18 Nov 2018, free entry




City Centre,


No matter how grown-up you are, a Christmas Lights Switch-On has something magical about it, the chill in the air, the smell of mulled wine and roast chestnuts and a festive atmosphere of cheer. This year’s Chelmsford Christmas Lights Switch-On promises to start the festive period with and night of great music, fun and family entertainment!

Come and join the merry crowds in Chelmsford High Street on Sunday 18 November to watch the new and improved Christmas Lights be switched on.. The entertainment kicks off from 2pm with the big switch on taking place outside the Shire Hall in Chelmsford City Centre, including fantastic music, all-round entertainment for all the family and a spectacular firework display viewed best from the Meadows Shopping Centre and Chelmsford town sign.

The annual Christmas Lights Switch-On is an eagerly anticipated event every year, so don’t miss your chance to watch the plunger fall and Chelmsford take its first step into the most wonderful time of the year. Keep your eyes on our social media for updates on the event on the build up to the big day by following @ChelmsCouncil on Twitter and Chelmsford City Life on Facebook.

To find out more about the Christmas Lights Switch On and other seasonal celebrations, please visit: www.chelmsford.gov.uk/christmas

Children welcomeDisabled access

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Sun 18 Nov 2018 14:00 to 18:00


Free entry



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Map reference: TL 710065  Lat: 51.73604 Long: 0.47977


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access