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Enchanted Christmas Lights BIG Switch-on Weekend

Enchanted Christmas Lights BIG Switch-on Weekend

We just can’t wait for the Christmas season to begin this year. As soon as the light switch on happens and the fireworks begin, something magical happens to the Swindon town centre. This year’s event will move from the traditional Thursday night to a weekend of free activities on 19th & 20th November 2016, launching Swindon’s Enchanted Christmas.

Once again inSwindon BID Company, the Brunel Shopping Centre, The Parade and Regent Circus will be working in collaboration to create a truly magical Christmas for all the family.

Kicking off the festive season on Saturday 19th November, there will be a huge range of FREE family activities across the Town Centre from 11am. Our Main Stage in Wharf Green will be live from 5:15pm.

Wyvern Theatre Panto star RYAN THOMAS will switch on the town centre Christmas lights as part of an extended weekend of celebrations, which will also bring X-Factor winner BEN HAENOW to Wharf Green.

Ben Haenow said: “Really looking forward to performing at the Swindon Christmas light switch on the 19th November. Hoping to see lots of happy faces singing along!”

The official Switch On moment will take place at 6pm, illuminating the Town Centre, followed by a dramatic Firework Display (subject to weather conditions), sponsored by The Brunel Shopping Centre.

“The weekend is a great way to get in the festive spirit and enjoy Christmas-themed activities,” said Di Powell, inSwindon BID Manager. “Swindon town centre is the perfect place to stock up on presents, be entertained, take part in free family activities, and get that Christmas feeling.”

Christmas in the town centre doesn’t end there. On Sunday 20th November Our main stage will be 'LIVE' from 12pm and you can see the amazing Britain’s Got Talent dance sensations BOOGIE STORM - courtesy of the Brunel Shopping Centre.

PLUS you will be able to take advantage of a whole host of free activities for all the family to enjoy and to add a little oomph to the celebrations this year, inSwindon will be holding a lantern procession where Schools and Colleges will be invited to join in the spectacular display and children will have the opportunity of creating their very own multi-coloured lanterns on the day.

Every weekend throughout December, Swindon’s Enchanted Christmas will see plenty of free events going on in the town centre to get everyone in the festive mood. WATCH THIS SPACE!

We still have some more exciting surprises up our sleeve and ask everyone to stay up to date on the inSwindon Facebook: and Twitter

Wharf Green, Saturday 19th November, from 5:15pm: X-Factor winner BEN HAENOW

Wharf Green, Sunday 20th November, 12 noon: Britain’s Got Talent dance sensations BOOGIE STORM - courtesy of the Brunel Shopping Centre.

Last year's Swindon Town Centre Christmas Lights Switch-on