Christmas lights switch-on and Tin Hat Fair

About the event

Father Christmas waving at the crowd

This year's Christmas festivities will get underway on Friday 16 November when the Christmas lights in Hinckley will be switched on.

The evening will get started at around 4pm, with performances on stage until the big switch-on at 6:30pm. The lights will be switched on by local four-piece male harmony group 4th Avenue who will also perform before the big switch-on, along with Denise Shannon, who won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero award last year, and the Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth, Councillor Jan Kirby. Once the lights have been switched on, there will be a fantastic fireworks display over St Mary's Church.

Live entertainment, market stalls, late night shopping, a large fair and much more will fill the town centre as part of the celebrations. There will also be children’s crafts in the United Reformed Church for part of the evening. The fair will also be in the town centre from 11am to 9pm on Saturday 17 November.

The Christmas lights switch-on is accompanied by a bustling market which runs the length of Castle Street. The market is made up of Friday market stallholders who have opted to stay on for the evening, a variety of arts and craft stalls, charity stalls raising funds for their chosen charity, and food and drink stalls.

Road closures and timings can be found on our facebook page 

Last updated: 15/11/2018 11:21