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When is the Preston Christmas Lights switch on 2016?

Posted on - 15th October, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Christmas, City Centre, Events, Kid's stuff, News, Preston City Centre
Preston's Christmas Lights at the top end of Friargate Pic: Billy Matthews

Preston’s Christmas Lights at the top end of Friargate Pic: Billy Matthews

Preston’s Christmas Lights switch on is due to be slightly later this year and signals the start of weekly events in the run up to Christmas.

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The Christmas Concert is being advertised by Preston’s Business Improvement District as this year’s big switch on.

Last year the lights switch on moved to Fishergate but it is set to return home to the Flag Market.

Read more: Headliners announced for Preston’s 2016 Christmas Lights switch on

Organisers had to move the lights switch on last year due to work taking place near the Flag Market and it was crammed into Fishergate instead.

In true Christmas spirit, snow showers down on the crowds at switch-on

Snow showers at a previous Christmas Lights switch on

The Christmas Concert is due to take place on Saturday 26 November with a number of performers on a stage near Birley Street.

Read more: How Preston’s Christmas Lights looked last year

It starts at 5.15pm and runs until 7.50pm, with Smooth Radio due to present the event.

The event will be free although it is not known yet who will be performing.

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