Christmas Lights Switch On

The festive season begins!

Thousands of lights decorating the town hall, the real Christmas tree on the Cornhill and throughout the shopping streets are switched on to kick-off Christmas in Ipswich.

Thursday 17th November, beginning at 4:30pm with the Switch-On at approximately 6:45pm.

The Christmas Lights Switch On will mark the first Late Night Shopping Thursday of the season, visit our dedicated Late Night Shopping page to see what shops and stores will be open later for Christmas.

There will also be a smaller switch-on event outside the University of Suffolk as the bauble tree is switched on at the same time.

Share your Christmas photos with #christmasinipswich and tag @allaboutipswich for a chance to be featured!


Cornhill Square, The Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DD


Cornhill Square