Christmas lights drive through event open to blue badge holders

Published25th November 2022

Ipswich Borough Council is inviting Blue Badge Holders to enjoy the Christmas lights as part of a drive through planned for one night in December.

Blue badge holders will be able to drive through the pedestrianised town centre on Sunday 4 December between 6pm and 9pm.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance as there is a limit on the number of vehicles that can take part. Visitors will be given a dedicated time slot, with only one ticket needed per vehicle. Tickets are available to book via the Ipswich Theatres website or by calling our Box Office team on 01473 433100.

For the safety of pedestrians there will be a 5mph speed limit in force and except in an emergency, vehicles will not be permitted to stop.

The route begins at Major’s Corner and continues west along Carr Street, Tavern Street and Westgate Street, finishing at Museum Street.

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

“We hope our Christmas lights drive through event will give those unable to do so on foot a chance to enjoy our festive display in the town centre.

“We are reminding those taking part to stay in their cars and to keep moving to give everybody the opportunity to see the Christmas lights.”