This year's Loughborough Christmas lights switch-on will take place on Sunday November 21, 2021.

The day will be filled with festive fun including an arts and craft fair, children’s fairground rides and musical performances with the lights being switched on at 5pm.

There will be a charity market in the town centre from 11am as well as a food court, retail market and fairground rides.

The main stage will come alive at around 1pm with performances by local school and performance groups including Pauline Quirke Academy, BrightLights and Sarah Clarke.

There will also be a range of activities throughout the day to keep the children entertained including reenactors and a magician.

Main stage running order

  • 1.00pm    Sarah Clarke
  • 1.45pm    Ruth Chomik
  • 2.00pm    LAOS
  • 2.40pm    Ioni Ashford
  • 3.00pm    The Festival Players
  • 3.15pm    BrightLights Theatre School
  • 3.45pm    Greasepaint Productions
  • 4.15pm    Pauline Quirke Academy
  • 4.45pm    Lough Town Hall Panto cast
  • 5.00pm    Christmas Lights Switch-On
  • 5.10pm    LSU Tuxedo Swing Band (until 6pm)

*Please note performance groups and timings are subject to change.

The Sock Christmas Art and Crafts Fair

The popular craft fair will return for its fourth year. Visit between 11am and 5pm to browse over 30 stalls filled with a wide range of handmade products from talented makers locally and from further afield.

More information about the Sock Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair

Frequently Asked Questions

To help you plan your visit and enjoy this year's lights switch-on safely, we have put together a list of frequently asked questions to provide more information for this year's event. Please visit the frequently asked questions webpage.

Town Centre Footfall

If you would like to check how busy the town centre is before heading to the Christmas lights switch-on, please check out Love Loughborough's footfall counter which tells you how many visitors are currently in each part of the town centre.

Last updated: Fri 19th November, 2021 @ 13:20