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York Christmas Lights Switch On
16th November 2017 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Be the first to the fair on Festive First Night, commencing the celebrations across York.
The 16 November will see the official opening of St Nicholas Fair and the Christmas light switch-on, illuminating the city and making the medieval bar walls even more magnificent. Scandinavian style stalls will light up the winter days along Parliament Street, St Sampson’s Square and The Judge’s Lodging, where the Small Business Christmas Market will be the home of handcrafted gifts, plus there’s inspired presents aplenty in Coppergate. Local flavour will fill York’s famous Shambles Market and Food Court and there’s decorative details on offer at the new Made in Yorkshire Yuletide Village. After shopping, take time to relax around a roaring log fire at cosy canvas hang-out Thor’s Tipi, where you can warm up with a hot chocolate or something a little stronger.
Approximate timings for the lighting switch on will be:
16:00 Minster FM/Make It York will be setting up stage
17:45 Stage opens – Ben and Ellie, Minster FM Breakfast Presenters –
Welcome and games
18:00 Lucy’s Pop Choir sing (20 mins)
18:20 Brass Band plays (20 Mins)
18:40 Ben and Ellie build up to special guests
18:45 BBC Radio York and BBC Look North Presenter, Clare Frisby takes to stage then invites guests on stage.
Interviews with Clare
18.55 Practice countdown x 2, then actual countdown to lights switch on
19:00 Thankyou from Ben and Ellie to Clare and VIP guests
Find out more at http://www.visityork.org/christmas