Full Info: Scunthorpe Christmas Light Switch On

Scunthorpe Christmas Light Switch On takes place on Saturday 24 November for an all-day fire and ice extravaganza.

The Festive Continental Street Market will adorn the High Street in Scunthorpe from Wednesday 21 November to Saturday 24 November, 10am to 5pm.

Lincs FM will be hosting the Christmas Light Switch On once again on the Saturday (24 November) in Church Square from 3.30pm with entertainment from Ariana Grande tribute by Amilia and a children’s entertainer live on stage.

The lights will be switched on at 5pm by everyones favourite panto dame, Annie Fanny.

Following the lights being switched on, the sky will be lit up with a spectacular firework display.

There will be plenty of festive cheer up and down the high street and in Church Square from 10am, including

  • The Ice King and Queen, and Olaf entertaining the crowds
  • Fairground rides
  • Giant snow globe where families can have their photo taken
  • Reindeers in Foundry Square from 2pm to 4.30pm

Elsewhere, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre will be offering a range of craft activities throughout the day, and you can get involved in fire and ice experiments with the North Lincolnshire Children’s University in the Education Room from 1pm to 5pm.

At Scunthorpe Central there will be Christmas themed stories and crafts all day.

Santa will be paying a visit to Scunthorpe and you’ll find him in his grotto at Oldrids department store between 10am and 4pm, as well as every Saturday in the lead up to Christmas.

A special fire display will take place between 2.30pm and 3pm on Jubilee Way.

There will be a fire and ice themed fancy dress competition. The winners of the competition will be announced on the Lincs FM stage in Church Square by Annie Fanny.

Lincs FM will be in The Foundry from 2pm and switch their lights on at 4pm.

Join in the festive treasure hunt throughout the town centre to be in with a chance of winning a Christmas hamper. The treasure hunt will run until Christmas Eve. Pick up your treasure hunt sheets from Oldrids. On Christmas Eve, the winner of the fantastic Christmas hamper that includes a range of gifts donated from High Street retailers, will be announced.

Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire will be open on the Saturday from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. Their British Steel workshop will be open, hot drinks will be available for visitors, they will have a selection of engineering machinery and literature in the workshop and there will be Christmas music and decorations. Access to the UTC will be through the gates close to 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.

Free parking is available in Scunthorpe town centre all day on Saturdays and Sundays, two hours in the week and after 2pm in The Parishes.

Information source: https://www.northlincs.gov.uk
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