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Shrewsbury Christmas Lights Switch On 2016

Wed, 16th Nov 2016 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Shrewsbury's Christmas Cracker Lights Switch On is on Wednesday 16th November 2016.

The fun starts at 4.30pm in the Square and lasts well into the evening. There will be live music at a variety of town centre venues with Santa’s Sleigh on Pride Hill and Jack the Jester adding to the merriment with performances on High Street.

The traditional lantern parade sets off from Darwin Shopping Centre at 6.15pm, leading into the Square for the official lights countdown. The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Ioan Jones, will choose the winner of the best lantern, who will join him to switch on the lights at 6.30pm.

Children who want to take part can join the lantern making workshop on Saturday 12th November in the Shrewsbury Shopping Centre.

Shoppers will be able to buy gifts and Christmas treats with the town’s shopping centres and businesses open until 8pm and the Market Hall open until 9pm.

The event is organised by Shrewsbury Town Council, in partnership with Shrewsbury Shopping Centres, and sponsored by Shrewsbury BID and Redrow Homes.

Download the programme and find out about the activities taking place across the town.

Shrewsbury Square is at the heart of the town and remains an important space for the people of the town.