Christmas Lights Switch On

Tis’ our favourite time of the year! Join us at Lion Walk on the 17th November 2021 for a festive evening of magic and joy. Whether you’re bringing the whole family along or it’s just another excuse to get the gang back together, get ready to celebrate this Christmas in style. From a magical Father Christmas show to an incredible fireworks extravaganza, you won’t want to miss this one! Events begin at 4pm until 11pm. 

What can you expect?

All day – 4pm until 11pm

Actual Radio with Pete Chapman, including Dom from Breakfast and Dave Gowland from Drivetime.


4:20pm until 4:50pm

Say hello to Father Christmas in the Magical Father Christmas show.


4:50pm until 5:50pm

All Star Rock School showcasing Colchester’s freshest talent singing live rock hits.


5:50pm until 6:50pm

Live music from Cushti covering your favourite chart anthems and their very own Christmas song.


6:50pm until 7:10pm

Live singing and stage production from Disney’s Elsa, Anna & Olaf.


7:10pm until 7:30pm

Live music from the Colchester Choir, Colchester Choral Society “The Colchester Singers”.


7:30pm until 7:45pm

Christmas panto special ‘Widow Twanky & Humphrey The Camel’ by Mercury Theatre.


7:45pm until 7:55pm

Christmas lights switch on and dynamic fireworks with Colchester Mayor, Robert Davidson, plus artists and guests.


7:55pm until 11pm

Dance DJ anthems with live percussion including saxophones and bongos.