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Christmas lights switch-on

Published October 31, 2019 9.00am


Find out when and where the Christmas lights are getting switched on across County Durham.

Crook winter light parade

Sunday 24 November, 4.30pm-6.00pm 

Starting from Glenholme Drive, Crook 

Produced by Jack Drum Arts, this enchanting procession will see the streets of Crook transformed into a winter wonderland, with dancers, performers, live music, lanterns, stilt walkers and large-scale illuminated puppets. The finale includes the count down to the Christmas light switch on outside Crook Civic Centre.

Find out more at Jack Drum Arts.

Durham Christmas lights switch-on 

Thursday 28 November, 5.30pm

Durham Market Place 

Arrive early to avoid disappointment and make sure you wrap up warm.

Barnard Castle Christmas lights switch-on

Friday 29 November, time TBC

Scar Top, Barnard Castle

Find out more at Barnard Castle Town Council.

Ferryhill Christmas fair

Friday 29 November, time TBC

Craft fair in St Luke's Church Hall, procession to the Market Place, carol singing in the town hall gardens, Christmas lights switch-on and more.

Find out more at Ferryhill Town Council

Bishop Auckland Christmas lights switch-on

Friday 29 November, 4.00pm-6.00pm

Bishop Auckland Market Place 

Including market, festive fun, stage show and lights switch-on. 

Find out more at Bishop Auckland Town Council

Middleton Mart Christmas fair

Saturday 30 November, 10.00am-2.00pm 

Middleton-in-Teesdale Farmers' Mart, Station Road

Set in the Farmers' Auction Mart, with fairy lights, foliage and festive music setting the scene. Hot refreshments will be available in the café and there is ample free parking. The fair is held prior to the Christmas lights switch-on event in the village which starts at 3.30pm.

Find out more at Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services

Christmas in Chester-le-Street 

Saturday 30 November, 1.00pm-5.00pm

Chester-le-Street town centre

Festive entertainment and activities throughout the afternoon culminating in a stage show and Christmas tree lights switch-on at 4.00pm. Organised by Chester-le-Street and District Area Action Partnership.

Find out more at Chester-le-Street and District Area Action Partnership on Facebook

Christmas in Consett

Saturday 30 November, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Middle Street, Consett 

Live music, festive entertainment and carol singing leading up to the Christmas tree light switch-on. There will be a Christmas jumper competition with a chance of winning a family ticket to the Christmas pantomime at the Empire Theatre. The winner will switch on the Christmas tree lights.

Find out more at Derwent Valley Life

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