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York Christmas Light Switch On 2018

Thu Nov 15 @ 5.15 pm - 7.30 pm

| Free

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Be the first to visit the fair on the Festive First Night, when the Christmas festivities officially begin on 15 November.

Things will kick off with the official light switch-on, when the bright warm glow of the lights will bring colour to the city and its landmarks.

With the festivities start at 5.30pm, enjoy music and appearances from local personalities whilst getting in the Christmas spirit.

 
Approximate timings
14:00 Minster FM – Harry’s show starts – live broadcast from around the city

17:15 Ben Fry, Minster FM breakfast presenter, opens event on stage

17:30 On stage games with Ben

18:00 Lucy’s Pop Choir performs on stage

18:15 Band performs on stage

18:30 Ben Fry and Andrew Lowson, Director, York BID, switch on Mince Pie FM. Ben invites Lord and Lady Mayoress and Martin Barrass on stage. Interview on stage with Martin Barrass.

18:45 Ben invites Georgey Spanswick, BBC Radio York breakfast presenter, onto the stage

18:55 Countdown to lights switch-on

19:00 Games with Ben continue

19:15 Ben introduces Brass Band

19:30 Event ends