Exeter Christmas lights switch on

A Christmas tree lit for the festive season

The Christmas lights switch-on will be hosted by Princesshay in Exeter on Thursday 20 November.

The celebrations will begin from 16.00 with performances from:

  • X Factor finalist Shelley Smith
  • Exeter University Soul Choir
  • Exeter University Jazz Orchestra

All hosted by Heart Radio's breakfast presenters.

The lights will be jointly switched on at 18.30 by European Athletics Championship Gold medallist Jo Pavey, actress Caroline Quentin and members of Exeter Chiefs rugby team.

Back to the events calendar.

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20 November - Check the Exeter weather forecast before heading to see the Christmas lights switch on in the city centre.

The lights switch on also marks the start of the late night shopping, which will run in the city until Thursday 19 December. The shops will remain open until 21.00 to allow shoppers to find those ideal Christmas gifts and take in the festive atmosphere under the lights.   

Check the local Exeter weather to see whether you will need your winter woollies while you're out in the city centre.

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