Christmas light switch on event announced for Ipswich

Published9th November 2022

Ipswich Borough Council has announced details of its annual Christmas light switch on event. 

Taking place on Thursday 17 November, the event will see members of this year’s Christmas Panto alongside the Mayor of Ipswich, turning on Christmas decorations which will light up the town.

The event, which will commence at 5pm with the lights being switched on at 6:45pm, will take place on the Cornhill in Ipswich Town Centre with a special performance with the cast of this year’s Christmas Panto, Peter Pan!

Capacity at the Cornhill is limited so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Councillor Sophie Connelly, Ipswich Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Culture and Customers, says:

“I am really excited to see the return of the Christmas light switch on as we know it. Following a break due to the pandemic, it really is lovely to be able to gather again and celebrate this time of year.”

The turning on of the Christmas lights marks the start of late night shopping in the town centre with many shops extending their opening hours for Christmas shoppers.

From Thursday 17 November to Thursday 22 December, Crown Street Car Park will be extending its opening hours until 9:30pm and shoppers can park for just £2.50 from 2pm onwards.

Image credit - Ipswich Borough Council