Christmas Light Switch On will make the City Centre sparkle

Posted 9th November 2018

This year’s city centre Christmas Light Switch On will take place on Saturday 17th November and is set to follow previous years by spectacularly lighting up the city for the festive period and marking the start of the official countdown to Christmas.

The free event will take place at the front of intu Milton Keynes from 4pm with the switch on happening at 5pm. Ivan and Emma from Heart Breakfast will be hosting the event which will feature live entertainment as they build up to the big countdown.

We’re promised Father Christmas will make a quick stop in MK from his busy pre-Christmas schedule to do the honours. Look out for the three giant Kings lit on the roof of Christ the Cornerstone Church as well as the sparkling parcels and trees along Midsummer Boulevard bursting into festive life.

After the switch on a huge pyrotechnic and laser show will light up the sky, signalling the start of the festive season across the city. Then, why not stay in the city to enjoy the Christmas spirit… including grottos, an Alpine village and over 4,000 meters of Christmas lights.

The Christmas lights and switch on event has been organised by the Milton Keynes Business Improvement District (BID), MyMiltonKeynes, along with other key partners across the city centre.