The Christmas Lights Switch On

The Christmas Lights Switch On
Date
17 November 2018
Time
12:00 - 19:00
Venue
Southend High Street

On Saturday 17th November, the High Street will come alive with festive fun and Christmas spirit.

The main stage will be situated in Victoria Circus and hosted by Dom Atkins, where there will be a warm up of activities taking place from 1-4.15pm. Heart Breakfast's Martin and Su will be on stage from 4.25pm, with the switch on taking place at 6pm! This will include appearances from Voice Kids, including Kobi and Charlie Dillon, Matt Linen and the Royals Shopping Centre's very own Ryan the Lion. 

At the other end of the High Street, the Royals Shopping Centre plays host to a wealth of events in the centre itself from 11am-4pm. The BBC Essex stage at Royals Square will be hosted by Ian Wyatt and Steve Scrutton from 12-8pm, with music from headliner Lauren Platt to accompany the fireworks displays from 7.30pm. There will also be street pianos in the alcove at Debenhams, Little Royalty Christmas Club event for the kids to enjoy free face painting, arts and crafts, singing and Christmas themed games. There will also be a polar bear, performance area and footmen at each entrances giving away candy canes and crowns! There will also be trampolines in the High Street. 

Plus - be sure not to miss the firework display finale. Continue the festive spirit and head down to City Beach after the switch on, in time for Southend BID's free Seafront Fireworks.