image for Children's Activity Event item typeChristmas Light Switch On at The Ridings

Christmas Event, Sat 16 Nov 2019, free entry

Christmas at The Ridings

Christmas at The Ridings


The Ridings


The Ridings Shopping Centre,
Almshouse Lane,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 16 Nov Christmas Light Switch On


Britain’s Got Talent star set to sprinkle Wakefield with festive cheer at fun-packed Ridings Centre Christmas lights switch on

The Ridings Centre in Wakefield is starting the festive season in serious style this November as Britain’s Got Talent finalist Siobhan Phillips and Strongbow and social media sensations Waters and Kinley will appear at the centre’s annual Christmas lights switch.

Siobhan, who reached the Britain’s Got Talent finals earlier this year, and Waters and Kinley, whose cover of the Phil Oakey and Giorgio Moroder hit ‘Together In Electric Dreams’ featured on the 2019 Strongbow cider advert, will be joined by local talents including British magical champion Darren Mac, Miss Unique Dance Troupe, Singing Mums and Wakefield Rock Choir.

Another very special guest will also be there to join in the celebrations – Father Christmas and his ‘elpful elves.

Rhubarb Radio will be broadcasting live from the event and The Ridings will also be collecting for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield.

Visitors can also enjoy a festive tipple or two in a pop-up Christmas cocktail bar.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 Nov 2019 12:00


Free entry

Also see



See location of The Ridings on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 333207  Lat: 53.68183 Long: -1.49606

By Road:
Follow signs for Wakefield city centre.
Several car parks available.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access