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Manchester Christmas lights

A Christmas tree lit for the festive season

Fri 4 Nov 2016

The festive season arrives in Manchester on 4 November with the Christmas lights switch-on.

The city centre will not only be illuminated by the festive lights, but also by the spectacular fireworks display that will brighten the sky.

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  • Light rain 19 °C

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  • Light shower day 18 °C

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Sunrise: 05:08 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
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Sunrise: 05:10 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 24 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:11 Sunset: 21:19 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:13 Sunset: 21:17 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:14 Sunset: 21:16 Moon phase: New
Thursday (Thursday 27 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 21:14 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

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4 November - Check the Manchester forecast before heading to this year's Christmas lights switch-on.

X Factor star Louisa Johnson will headline this year's switch-on show, joined by JP Cooper and M.O. (Modus Operandi).

Cold Feet start John Thomson will also take to the stage, together with the cast of Billy Elliot, and the Dancehouse Academy. 

The event will be hosted by Key 103 Breakfast DJ Mike Toolan, Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent and comic Paddy McGuinness.

The Christmas lights will stay up in Manchester's city centre over the festive period for the thousands of Christmas shoppers to enjoy while they are finding the perfect gift for friends and family.