Carlisle prepares for Christmas lights switch-on

The countdown to Carlisle's annual Christmas lights switch-on has begun.

The stage will be in place outside the Old Town Hall on Sunday 18th November, with entertainment kicking off at 2pm, followed by a variety of acts performing throughout the afternoon, before the switch-on at 6pm.

The event is free and programme highlights include:

  • 2pm - 2.30pm: Twelve Days of Christmas Community Parade
  • 2.30pm - 3.10pm: Christmas Crackers and Bruce Airhead
  • 3.10pm - 4.10pm: Local Acts moment to shine
  • 4.10pm - 4.25pm: Christmas Crackers
  • 4.25pm- 5pm: Local Acts moment to shine
  • 5pm - 5.30pm - Bruce Airhead Christmas Show
  • 5.30pm - 6pm: Jamie AFRO Archer
  • 6pm: Christmas Lights Switch On

“Preparations are well underway for this weekend’s Christmas Lights Switch On event. There’s a packed programme of free, family-friendly entertainment. Come along and join in the fun!”

– Cllr Anne Quilter, Portfolio holder for Culture, Health, Leisure & Young People

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