Christmas Light Switch-On 2018: Greater Manchester!

Can you believe it’s almost the time of year to switch on the Christmas Lights? Switching on the Christmas lights is the start of the festive season and such a fun family night.

Are you looking for local switch on event? Well look no further! From Manchester City Centre to Oldham, Stockport to Rochdale we have found where the BIG switch on events are!

Information for local Oldham and Saddleworth light switch on events can be found here.


WHEN: Saturday 3rd November, 7.30pm

WHERE: Albert Square

DETAILS: Performances by Jonas Blue, fireworks display, free family friendly show.


WHEN: Thursday 8th November, from 7pm

WHERE: intu Trafford Centre in the Main Dome

DETAILS: Musical acts include the Manchester Camerata and the AMC gospel choir


WHEN: Sunday 18th November, from 5pm

WHERE: Parliament Square

DETAILS: Big line-up of family entertainment including Tiny and Small from The Clangers. Fireworks display.


WHEN: Thursday 8th November, from 5.30pm

WHERE: The Rock Bury

DETAILS: Appearances by CBeebies star Andy Day, R&B singer Lemar and Santa himself.


WHEN: Wednesday 14th November, from 3.30pm

WHERE: Merseyway Shopping Centre

DETAILS: Singer Lemar makes an appearance as well as Britain’s Got Talent contestant Ronan Parke.


WHEN: Wednesday 14th November, from 4pm

WHERE: Wigan Town Centre Market Place

DETAILS: I’m a Celeb and Dancing On Ice star Carl Forgarty will make an appearance with performances by Jake from X Factor 2014.


WHEN: Saturday 24th November, from 1pm

WHERE: Rochdale Town Hall

DETAILS: Fireworks display, Christmas market, fun activities and special guest Father Christmas.


WHEN: Saturday 17th November, from 1pm

WHERE: The Crafters Festival

DETAILS: Fairground in Armentieres Square, Artisan Market noon until 6pm and special guest Father Christmas. Live entertainment too.


WHEN: Saturday 24th November, from 11am

WHERE: Market Ground

DETAILS: Festive street entertainment, Santa’s grotto and an inflatable snow globe in The Ladysmith.


WHEN: Saturday 17th November, from 12noon

WHERE: Civic Square

DETAILS: Family entertainment from 2pm, fun fair rides and community lantern parade at 3.45pm. Lights switched on at 5pm.

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