Cambridge BID has announced that this year’s Christmas light switch on will be going ahead to kick off celebrations in the city.
Last year’s events were moved online due to coronavirus restrictions but this year locals will be able to travel to Cambridge to watch the city light up in person once again.
There will be not just one but two light switch ons in the city this year.
On November 18, the Christmas tree at Cambridge Train Station will turn on in partnership with Star Radio.
Later in the week will come the annual Big Switch On, on November 21 at Market Square to kick off the festive period.
Becky Burrell, Marketing Manager Cambridge BID said: “We are working hard to deliver a safe and fun event but we are also mindful that all events are subject to any Covid-19 restrictions and should the Winter Plan be introduced they may be cancelled.
“To keep the event safe, please do not attend if you or anyone in your group has tested positive for Covid-19 or is showing symptoms, has experienced symptoms of Covid-19 in the last 14 days, has been in close proximity to anyone who has experienced symptoms in the last 14 days or has been instructed to self-isolate or are awaiting Covid-19 test results.”
For the first light switch on Star Radio Breakfast Presenter, Josh Lovatt will flick the switch for the tree and officially kick off Christmas in the area.
The event will start at 5pm and include party tunes and even the odd Christmas song.
For the city centre event, there will be a lively lineup from local performing arts clubs and choirs. The stars of Cambridge Arts Theatre Pantomime will help switch on the lights.
If you cannot attend the event in person, however, the performances will be recorded and aired live on Star Radio Breakfast.