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The Big Switch On Sunday 18th November from midday

Market Square
CAMBRIDGE
Cambridgeshire
CB2 3QJ

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The Big Switch On Sunday 18th November from midday

The Big Christmas Lights Switch On takes place on Sunday 18th November and Cambridge BID invites you to join in the fun and festivities!

The annual Big Switch-On event, sponsored by Cambridge Independent, kicks off the Christmas season this year with a blaze of twinkling new lights and schemes stretching across the entire city centre.

The super-festive event - which takes place in the Market Square on Sunday 18th November promises a fun-packed day for all the family. There will be a lively line-up of Christmas entertainment from local schools, performing arts groups, choirs and singers such as busker Tom Korni, Rock Choir, Razzamatazz, Tom Splitz, Sing! Choir, Ballet Central and the Fulbourn Primary School Choir.

This year there is an extra special guest, Cambridge born double Gold Medalist, Jonnie Peacock MBE will be helping us switch on the Christmas lights. The 100-metre sprinter, who grew up in Shepreth and now lives in Doddington, won gold medals at both the 2012 London Paralympic Games and the 2016 Rio Paralympics – and, last year, proved equally nimble on the dance floor when he became the first amputee Paralympian to compete on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, staying the course for eight weeks! 

So, make sure to pop the date in your diary and join Cambridge BID as they launch Christmas in Cambridge 2018!

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