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Christmas Light Switch on dates North East 2021

Updated: Nov 19



We are well on the way to all the festivities beginning, there are loads I want to do this year and some of things are attending some Christmas Light Switch on events. We love everything about the festive season from the lights and trees to the endless hot chocolates. I will be adding more to this list once I have more info from some events. So do please keep checking back.


As part of South Tyneside's Festive events they have various events taking place including:

South Shields 24th Nov 5pm Various Entertainment


Jarrow 26th Nov 4pm Various entertainment


Hebburn 29th Nov 4pm Various Entertainment

Find out more HERE



Sunderland City Centre 18 November. To be switched on by The Panto stars and The Mayor

Keel Square starting at 6pm. Various entertainment throughout the evening. Click HERE for more info


Primrose Community Centre 26th November. Tree Light Switch on. Switch on starts at 6pm. Christmas carols, market stalls and warm drinks. Click HERE for more Info


Pallion Christmas Lights 19th November. Various Entertainment throughout the evening. Click HERE for more info


Newcastle city centre 11 November Greys Monument 6pm. Various entertainment throughout the evening. Click HERE for more info


Spanish City Christmas Tree Light Switch on 21st November 6pm. £3 per person! Click HERE for more info


Trinity Square Gateshead 18th November 4.30pm-6pm various entertainment. Click HERE for more info


Rothbury Christmas Lights 20th November 6pm. Click HERE for more info


Spennymoor Town Football Club 27th November


Dalton Parks Launch of Christmas (complete with fireworks) 13th November various entertainment throughout. Click HERE for more info


Barnard Castle Christmas Tree Festival 8th - 12th December Bound to be Christmas lights right? Click HERE for more info

(More info to follow regarding the Light switch on in Barnard Castle)


Redcar Light Switch and illuminated parade - 28th November. Various entertainment. Click HERE for more info.


Blyth Christmas light switch on 19th November, various entertainment Click HERE for more info.


Darlington Christmas Lights Switch on - 21th November Click HERE for more info.


Stockton Sparkles Launch Event - 25th November. Click HERE for more info.


Middlesbrough Christmas Parade and Switch On 28th November. Click HERE for more info.


Hartlepool Christmas Lights Switch On - 3rd December. Click HERE for more info.




Don't forget places like shopping centres (The Bridges, Metro Centre etc all have Christmas lights, places like English Heritage and National Trust decorate some of the properties for the festive season (we are heading along to Ormesby hall to check out the house for Christmas)


Check out these other posts

Where to pick your own Christmas Tree


The Ultimate Guide to events in North East England


Our Guide to Christmas Markets


Where to see Santa in the North East this Christmas


Hallmark Christmas Movies: My Top 10


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