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Wellingborough Christmas Lights Switch On

Celebrate the countdown to Christmas at Wellingborough’s fun-filled Christmas Lights Switch-on.

The fun begins at 1pm where reindeer await company and queues start to form for the extremely popular snow globe. Music organised by All Hallows Church choir fills the air while Steve the juggler does a walkabout to entertain crowds by juggling, spinning, doing balancing tricks and more. He might even let you have a go!Have a glass of mulled wine and browse amongst the Christmas Market stalls to see what catches your fancy.

Browse amongst the stalls at the Victorian Market located at The Hind to see what catches your fancy with a warming glass of mulled wine. Perhaps you could wind your way to the Market Square to have a taster of the Christmas Market there! 

Line the streets at 3.45pm for the parade along with the cast of The Wizard of Oz to welcome Santa on his sleigh pulled by his favourite reindeer. Will Dorothy be accompanying Santa?  Will Toto be flanking the sleigh? You’ll find out on the day.

We are delighted that vivacious duo, Liz and Mark from Connect FM, are back! They start the countdown with an exciting stage performance at 4pm consisting of local performers, headline tribute acts (TBC) and the cast of the Wizard of Oz for some pantomime fun to enhance the merry mood. Win prizes donated by local businesses including free tickets for The Castle Theatre’s Christmas pantomime, The Wizard of Oz.

The grand finale is at 6.15pm. Watch the town lit by fireworks and the Christmas Lights to mark the start of the Christmas period.

So keep Saturday, the 25th November free and see you soon! 

*The winners of the Pride of Wellingborough awards will be announced on the day. Please click here to vote for your favourite business amongst the top five finalists!*