This year’s city centre Christmas Light Switch On, organised by MyMiltonKeynes, will take place on Saturday 16th November and it’s now been confirmed that comedy favourite Joe Pasquale will be switching on the lights alongside Father Christmas and the Mayor of Milton Keynes.
The free event will take place at the front of intu Milton Keynes from 4.15pm with an hour of live entertainment before the main switch on. Performances from two local dance schools; Romeo Academy and Dancebox Studios will get everyone in the festive mood, plus local singers and local school children will perform with Salvation Army brass band to truly raise the Christmas spirit.
Joe Pasquale is starring with Lee Mead in the pantomime Aladdin at Milton Keynes Theatre this year which opens on 7th December, so he’s flying in for a quick visit – but just not on a magic carpet this time!
Look out for the three giant Kings lit on the roof of Christ the Cornerstone Church, as well as the sparkling parcels and brand-new tree lights along Midsummer Boulevard – bursting into festive life. A spectacular pyrotechnic and laser show will light up the sky, signalling the start of the festive season across the city.
And, don’t miss out on the chance to win £1000’s worth of prizes, join this year’s MyChristmas campaign by sharing your Christmas moments in Milton Keynes on social channels using #MyChristmasMK.
The Christmas lights and switch on event is organised by MyMiltonKeynes (the Milton Keynes Business Improvement District) along with other key partners across the city centre.