This year's Loughborough Christmas lights switch-on took place on Sunday November 20, 2022.

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

There was also a charity market in the town centre from 10am as well as a food court, craft and retail market and fairground rides.

The main stage came alive at 1pm with performances by local groups, ensembles, choirs, theatre groups and performance groups.

View photos from the 2022 Christmas Lights Switch-on event

Christmas Light switch on 2022.

Main stage running order

  • 1.00pm - Sing It Happy                                               
  • 1.25pm - St Botolphs Primary School                      
  • 1.45pm - Jonezy                                                           
  • 2.15pm - Lough Schools Foundation Sax and Flutes      
  • 2.45pm - Bright Lights Theatre School                    
  • 3.05pm - Spider-man and Princess Elsa                  
  • 3.10pm - Ruth Chomik                                                
  • 3.35pm - LSU Classical Concert Band                      
  • 4.10pm - Pauline Quirke Academy                          
  • 4.25pm - Sarah Clarke                                                
  • 4.45pm - Loughborough Town Hall Panto cast        
  • 5.00pm - Christmas Lights Switch-On                     
  • 5.05pm - LSU Tuxedo Swing Band (until 5.45pm)

Light up Loughborough competition

The Council formed a festive team with Fosse 107 to run a competition to find a youngster who would like to switch on the town’s festive lights on Sunday November 20, 2022 in front of thousands of people.

The winner(s) of the competition can be found in the news story below:

Find out who lit up Loughborough

Light up Loughborough competition winners Katie and Emelia Corns switching on Loughborough's Christmas lights with the Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson.

The Sock Christmas Art and Crafts Fair

The popular craft fair returned for its fifth year. Over 30 stalls attended, and were filled with a wide range of handmade products from talented makers locally and from further afield.

Character Meet and Greets

Spider-man and Princess Elsa, from the popular Disney film, Frozen, were in the market place meeting the crowd from 3pm until 5pm.

Last updated: Sun 20th November, 2022 @ 19:10