Great Yarmouth Event Information

Christmas Lights Switch On

Friday 25th November 2016
Venue: GY Market Place

Christmas in Great Yarmouth gets officially underway on Wednesday as His Worship the Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Councillor Malcolm Bird, pushes the button to switch on the towns festive illuminations and Christmas Tree lights. The annual ceremony will form part of an evening of entertainment including live music and a roof top firework display.

The entertainment begins at 5.00pm on The Beach Soundstage with live music from top local singers Gaby Starbuck and Penny Hannant her popular local female vocalist, to warm up the crowd with some upbeat Christmas tunes before The Beach’s presenters Paul Carter and Tim Lindon take to the stage to introduce the Mayor and his guests including characters from St Georges Panto Robin Hood and Father Christmas, taking time off from his Grotto in Palmers Department Store.

The Mayor and his guests will arrive shortly before 7.00pm to switch on the Christmas Lights which will be immediately followed by a fantastic pyrotechnic display from the roof of Market Gates shopping centre.  

Free parking is available in all Borough Council town centre car parks from 4.00pm everyday (except the Market Place) this and all the late night shopping evenings with most town centre shops staying open until 8.30pm.