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Newcastle Christmas Lights Switch On


The traditional Newcastle Christmas Light’s switch-on will take place on Thursday 8 November 2018 when tens of thousands of lights will illuminate the streets from Northumberland Street to Blackett Street, Grey Street to Neville Street. For the best view on the night, stand on Grey Street at the base of Grey’s Monument right in the heart of Newcastle city centre.

An expected 5,000 strong crowd will join together at the base of Grey’s Monument for an hour of festive songs, entertainment, on-stage games and Christmas merriment. Did we mention the event is free, and everyone is welcome to attend (get down early to secure the best vantage point. No wristbands are required).

From 5.30pm

6.30pm: Lights Switch On

Please Note: Newcastle City Centre is expected to be busy, please make sure to plan extra time for your journey. Monument Metro station is the best station to alight from to bring you straight to where you need to be!

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