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Christmas Light Switch On, Fri 16 Nov 2018, free entry

Christmas Light Switch On

Christmas Light Switch On


Wakefield City Centre,

Events at this Venue


The Wakefield Christmas lights will be switched on by Wakefield Trinity Rugby Club and local councillors on Friday 16 November at 6pm in the Precinct.

Ridings FM will be hosting live entertainment from 4pm, which will include local musicians Mickey Johnson, Simon Walker and The Wakefield Singing Mums.

There will also be donkey rides and an animatronic reindeer from 4pm.

The city centre will also be home to a fantastic Christmas-themed market throughout the day from 10am, giving the chance to do some Christmas shopping for quirky gifts. Families can also visit Santa for free in his snow globe grotto from 1pm.

There will also be funfair rides in the Bull Ring from 12pm.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 16 Nov 2018 16:00 to 19:00


Free entry

Also see



See location of Wakefield Precinct on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 330209  Lat: 53.68352 Long: -1.50182

By Road:
Jct 41 off the M1 will lead you straight into the city centre
On street parking is available as well as many multi-storey car parks.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
The Free City Bus is available from Wakefield Westgate Railway Station or Wakefield Bus Station that stops off in the city centre.


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access