Take part in the Christmas Lights Switch-On Parade

Christmas Lights Switch-On

Wed 2 Aug 2017

The festive season is fast approaching and preparations are underway for the return of the Christmas Lights Switch-On. We'd like to invite local acts, community groups, dance groups and performers to apply to take part in the parade!

The Christmas Lights Switch-On will take place on Saturday 18 November. The Christmas parade and Derby City Council organised Switch-on event did not take place last year, so we're very excited that the much-loved event is making a return to the city as part of the delivery of one of the Council’s 50 Pledges of the Labour administration to ensure Derby is a safe, strong and ambitious city. Gem 106 is the Official Radio Station for Derby Christmas Lights Switch-on this year, and they will be hosting the stage show. The full programme for the event will be announced this Autumn.

The celebrations on the Market Place will begin from 3.30pm, with a festive parade that will travel down from The Spot at 4.30pm, through the City Centre to the Market Place.

Interested in taking part?

You will need to be available between 3pm and 6pm on Saturday 18 November. Apply by contacting Sally Greatorex at sally.greatorex@derby.gov.uk in our Outdoor Events team or by calling 01332 640848.