Christmas Light Switch On Events In & Around The North East

The countdown to Christmas is officially on! After last year, almost all Christmas Light Switch On Events are back welcoming spectators and promise to be bigger than ever – with most offering a full programme of entertainment from parades and live music to guest appearances and street performers. I’m sure even the most Christmas-averse person cracks a smile at the sight of magical festive light displays so wrap up warm and join your local switch on.

As always, if you’re planning to visit any of the events listed, ALWAYS check direct with the organisers beforehand to ensure none of the details have changed.


Blyth

When: Friday 19th & Saturday 20th November 2021

Where: Blyth Town Centre

Highlights: TBC

Website: https://www.blythtowncouncil.org.uk/whatson.php

Image By Blyth Town Council

Dalton Park

When: Saturday 13th November 2021

Where: Dalton Park

Highlights: Metro Radio’s Steve and Karen will be flipping the switch

Website: https://www.dalton-park.co.uk/events/launch-of-christmas-2021/

Image By Dalton Park

Gateshead

When: Thursday 18th November 2021

Where: Trinity Square

Highlights: Popular character “Grinchy” is back again for 2021

Website: https://trinitysquaregateshead.co.uk/latest/grinchy-is-back/

Image By Trinity Square

Hebburn

When: Monday 29th November 2021

Where: Fountain Park

Highlights: The switch on will be led by community heroes in recognition of their outstanding support during the Covid pandemic

Website: https://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/74083/South-Tyneside-to-Shine-Bright-this-Christmas

Image by South Tyneside Council

Hexham

When: Friday 26th November 2021

Where: Market Place and Hexham Abbey

Highlights: TBC

Website: https://www.visithexham.net/events/christmas-hexham-2021

Image By Hexham Courant

Jarrow

When: Friday 26th November 2021

Where: Jarrow Town Hall

Highlights: The switch on will be led by community heroes in recognition of their outstanding support during the Covid pandemic

Website: https://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/74083/South-Tyneside-to-Shine-Bright-this-Christmas

Image By South Tyneside Council

Newcastle

When: Thursday 11th November 2021

Where: Grey Street

Highlights: Hosted by Metro Radio

Website: https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/citylife-news/culture/newcastles-christmas-lights-switch-back

Image By Newcastle Council

Middlesbrough

When: Sunday 28th November 2021

Where: Centre Square

Highlights: TBC

Website: https://www.wearemiddlesbrough.com/whats-on/family/christmas-parade-and-switch-on/

Image By Gazette Live

Redcar

When: Sunday 28th November 2021

Where: Town Centre

Highlights: Fire and Ice Parade followed by an evening hosted by Zetland FM

Website: https://redcarcleveland.co.uk/enjoy/event/redcar-christmas-lights-switch-on/

Image By Redcar Cleveland Council

Rothbury

When: Saturday 20th November 2021

Where: Town Centre

Highlights: TBC

Website: https://m.facebook.com/Rothburychristmaslights/


South Shields

When: Wednesday 24th November

Where: Market Place

Highlights: The switch on will be led by community heroes in recognition of their outstanding support during the Covid pandemic

Website: https://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/74083/South-Tyneside-to-Shine-Bright-this-Christmas

Image By Shields Gazzette

Sunderland

When: Thursday 18th November 2021

Where: Keel Square

Highlights: Star of Sunderland Empire’s Pantomime, Su Pollard, will be making an appearance

Website: https://www.mysunderland.co.uk/christmaslights

Image By My Sunderland

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