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.

  • Live music from The Voice contestant, local singer Jade Mayjean
  • Sneak peak at the Regent Theatre's Cinderella Panto
  • Lights Switch-On countdown from the Mayor of Ipswich

Thursday 21st November, 4:30pm - 7:00pm

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 on Instagram!


Cornhill Square, The Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DD


Cornhill Square