Christmas Lights Switch-On

Derby City Centre

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Sat 13 Nov

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About the event

Wrap up warm for a parade and enjoy a variety of entertainment on the stage leading up to the big switch-on at 6pm to get you in the Festive spirit.

The traditional Christmas celebration will start on a new stage on Corporation Street from 3.30pm. The road will be closed while everyone enjoys the show.

Starting at 4pm, a community parade will weave its way from The Spot to the new stage in time for the countdown at 6pm. A show-stopping lantern sculpture will lead the parade with traditional Dhol drummers.

All timings are approximate

Stage show line-up

Announced soon.

Parade line-up

Starting at 4pm at The Spot through St Peter’s Street, Cornmarket and Derby Market Place to the stage on Corporation Street.

  • The Derby Season of Light community lantern parade will be made up of adults and children with bright and beautiful lanterns created in workshops led by Surtal Arts.
  • At the head of the parade will be professional artist Stephanie Sian Coley with her show-stopping lantern
  • sculpture, which she will create at the Museum of Making during the Season of Light.
  • Traditional Dhol drummers will sound the parade.

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Dates & Times

Christmas Lights Switch-On

Sat 13 Nov 2021, 3:30pm

Prices & Offers

Free, sponsored by Smooth Radio and City Fibre