Ipswich is set to become a truly magical winter wonderland this Christmas, with Ipswich Central and Ipswich Borough Council have joining forces and for the annual seasonal showcase in Ipswich town centre.
Sunday 17th November will see a ‘Big Switch On’ event taking place in the heart of the town.
And coincident with the ‘Big Switch On’, will be a Christmas Market lining parts of Princes Street, Queens Street, St Nicholas Street, all the way down to Cromwell Square.
Late night shopping will commence on Thursday 21st November, with many retailers opening late into the evening for the Christmas shopping to begin in earnest. This will run every Thursday until 20th December.
The ‘Big Switch On’ is not just the unveiling of the Christmas lights. There is a whole day of fun and festivities planned so families are encouraged to come into the town centre and make the most of what Ipswich has to offer. The town will be brought to life from 11am with music, entertainment and the like to create a real festive atmosphere.
Ipswich's spectacular Christmas lights will be located across the retail heart of the town, down to and including the Waterfront. All will be adorned with the festive sparkle and at approximately 5pm on the 17th they will be switched on and revealed in their full glory.
To celebrate the Christmas Switch On, there will be further surprises in store to be revealed in the day.