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The BIG switch on

Come and join us for the BIG switch on of the festive lights. We have two events, one down at the train station on the 16th and the BIG one at the market square on the 19th Nov.

  • 16th November 2023 - 19th November 2023
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Big Switch On 2023


Thursday 16th November – Cambridge Station Square

Cambridge BID are organising two Christmas Lights Switch On events and invite you to join the

fun. On Thursday 16th November we will officially turn on the lights at Cambridge Train Station in partnership with Star Radio. Join Star Radio Drivetime Presenter Josh Lovatt to switch on the lights and officially kick off Christmas in the CB1 area. Starting at around 4.30pm, Josh will be bringing his decks and party tunes (and maybe the odd Christmas song) to the Station and asking you to help celebrate the start of Christmas.  We are working with some choirs and community groups to add some live acts to this years celebrations.

Local bars & restaurants will be on hand to provide some refreshments with the lights turning on around 6.30pm. There will be a chance to win some Love Cambridge Gift Cards which you can use for Christmas shopping or a little treat for yourself!

Sunday 19th November – Cambridge Market Square

Then on Sunday 19th November, we head to Market Square to turn on the city centre lights.

The annual Big Switch On kicks off Christmas season this year with Star Radio taking control of stage,

promising to entertain the crowds from midday. There will be a lively line up from local performing

arts clubs, choirs and much much more.

Market Square Schedule:

12.00 All Star Performing Arts
13.00 The Collaboration Choir
13.20 Carnival Crew
13.40 Disfunktional
14.00 Safira
14.40 Razzamatazz
15.00 On Stage Performing Arts
15.20 Vocal Remix
15.40 Stagecoach
16.00 Magenta Slipperz
16.20 4th Dimension Dance
16.40 Star Radio Take Over
17.00 Switch On

*subject to change

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