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image for Outdoor Event item typeChristmas Lights Switch On at Colchester Town Centre

Outdoor Event, Sun 26 Nov 2017, free entry

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights


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Christmas starts here! Watch the grand illumination of Colchester's Town Centre lights.

Join a day of festive of fun with Santa riding into town to perform the Big Light Switch-on as Colchester revels in a carnival atmosphere of bands, choirs and street performers.

From 11am, visitors can browse all their favourite shops, from big name brands to quirky independents, and enjoy the buzz created by brass bands and choir singers whilst mingling with magical street performers. Guests can watch Santa ride into town at 4pm and enjoy a spectacular surprise showcase outside Fenwick ahead of the big light switch on by Santa and the Mayor at 4.15pm, marking the official launch of Christmas in Colchester.

Inside Fenwick Colchester, visitors can enjoy a stunning Christmas Carousel sculpture with each horse having been decorated by a local school.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointDisabled toiletsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 26 Nov 2017 16:00
Santa rides into town at 4pm to unveil a spectacular surprise showcase outside Fenwick.. The High Street Christmas Light Switch On will be at 4.15pm


Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 17 - Sat 18 Nov Market Day
Fri 24 - Sat 25 Nov Market Day
Sun 26 Nov Christmas Lights Switch On
Tue 28 Nov Lepra Christmas Bazaar
Wed 29 Nov - Wed 20 Dec Late Night Shopping
Fri 1 - Sat 2 Dec Market Day



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Map reference: TL 999252  Lat: 51.88950 Long: 0.90352


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome