Christmas Lights Switch-On

Market Place

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Sat 16 Nov

About the event

Join in with the festivities

Don't miss the Christmas Lights Switch-On sponsored by Smooth Radio East Midlands! Join a festive parade with your family and then enjoy a variety of entertainment on the Market Place stage, leading up to the big switch-on event around 6pm.

The traditional Christmas celebration will be held on the Market Place from 3.30pm and also includes a festive parade from The Spot to the Market Place.

The event will be British Sign Language Interpreted by Sarah Gatford.

Stage show line-up

All timings are approximate




Jamie Joseph


The Newcranes


Invisible friends


Peter Pan and Aunt Hilda


United Vibe


Switch On

Parade line up and performances at The Spot and St Peters Cross

St Peters Cross from 4pm - Keke McCoy, Marcus Bush, and Orla McGinty

The Spot from 3:10pm:

  • Stagecoach Theatre School
  • Upbeat Community Dance
  • Dance Beat
  • Derby Uni Cheerleaders
  • Nadia Jane School of Dance

Parade line up - departing from The Spot approx 4.30pm

  • The Saxophonics
  • Furthest From The Sea Elves and Mr & Mrs Santa
  • Stagecoach Theatre School
  • Upbeat Community Dance
  • Glitter Belles
  • Dance Beat 
  • Nadia Jane School of Dance
  • Derby Uni cheerleaders
  • DynamicMotif Dance and Performing Arts Academy
  • CNC Entertainment Walkabouts
  • Baby People (at St Peters Cross)

Santa, Mrs Claus and all the elves have been invited by Derby Market Hall and Furthest From The Sea. Be sure to visit them on Saturday 7th December at The Derby Market Hall’s Special Christmas Market!

All timings are approximate

Parking offers

Purchase your parking with MiPermit and take advantage of the following offers at these locations: Full Street, Derwent Street, Exeter Place, Stuart Street, Phoenix Street, Queen Street, Cathedral Road, St Mary's Gate and Darwin Place car park.

  • 2pm to 8pm for just £3
  • 2pm to 11:59pm for just £5

Offer only available at mipermit.com or download the app