November 18, 2021 8.36 am This story is over 24 months old

Star-studded Lincoln Christmas lights switch-on tonight

Are you feeling festive yet?

It is time to get in the Christmas spirit! Lincoln’s annual light-switch on will take place tonight.

St Marks Shopping Centre will dazzle with a show and switch on at 6pm, Thursday, November 18.

The High Street lights will be illuminated at 7pm with special guests from the cast of the New Theatre Royal’s Beauty & the Beast Jake Quickenden, Chris Johnson and Zoe Hanna May.

Jake Quickenden (centre) will star as Flash Hugo with the parts of Beauty and the Beast played by Zoe Hanna May (right) and James de Lauch Hay (left). | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The event will start on Lincoln High Street at 4.30pm on Thursday, November 18 with entertainment at the War Memorial.

At 7.30pm, Waterside Shopping Centre will host its one light switch-on event.

Lincoln High Street switch-on timings

  • 5.30 pm – Entertainment commences at War Memorial and BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenters arrive
  • 6.40 pm – Civic Procession departs the Guildhall
  • 6.50pm – Speeches and prayers from the stage
  • 7 pm – Lights to be switched on

There will be free parking at Lincoln Central Car Park between 4pm and 9.30pm for the event. There will also be free parking at the council’s pay and display car parks, but only when using the PayByPhone app.