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Christmas Light Switch On, Sat 2 Dec 2017, free entry

Pickering Light Switch On

Pickering Light Switch On


For a small town, Pickering makes a big deal out of its Christmas Lights switch on, with a special celebratory event held each year, packed with music and family friendly, festive entertainment.

Regular attractions include Santa and his sleigh, performances from local bands and community groups, as well as a spectacular lights display that adds a real festive feel to the town.

A proper community event that attracts people from all around the local area, proceeds from the refreshments sold at the switch on are ploughed back in to the next year’s event, to ensure that it continues to grow and develop.

In 2017 we aim to close the Market Place form 10am to host a Christmas Market, attractions will include:

Fudge and Toffee stall

Hot Mulled Wine by Feast

Burgers and Sausages by The Bay Horse

Stape Silver Band

Raffle to win and enormous Chocolate House

Various stalls - details to follow

Reduced parking charges will also apply throughout the town.

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 2 Dec 2017 10:00
Festivities start from 10am with the light switch on at 5pm.


Free entry

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North Yorkshire,
YO18 8DY



See location of Pickering on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 796840  Lat: 54.24549 Long: -0.77994

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Malton (York - Scar) station


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access