Christmas Light Switch Ons Across The Wakefield District

Christmas Lights Switch On Around The District

Wakefield’s Christmas lights will be switched on by local councillors and guests on Friday 15 November at 6pm in the Cathedral Precinct.
Ridings FM will be hosting live entertainment from 4pm which will include live stage entertainment from local musicians. There will also be donkey rides and other festive activities to get you into the seasonal spirit.

The city will also be home to a fantastic seasonal market throughout the day from 10am, children’s funfair rides and themed entertainment.

There are also special switch-on events in Pontefract and Castleford.

Local councillors will be joined by the Haribo Bear to switch on the Pontefract Christmas lights on Monday 18 November at 6pm in the Market Place.

A Christmas market will run throughout the day from 10am, and there will also be funfair rides and live entertainment on stage from 4pm with Ridings FM hosting.

On Tuesday 19 November a Christmas Market will run throughout the day from 10am, with the Castleford Town Centre Lights switch on at 6pm in the town centre.

Local councillors and community groups will join in the light switch on alongside live stage entertainment hosted by Ridings FM from 4pm.

If you'd like to be involved, then please contact our Specialist Markets and Events Team

Specialist Markets and Events Team
Wakefield One
PO box 700
Burton Street
01924 303610 / 01924 307825

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