Christmas Lights Switch-On

Portsmouth

Type:Christmas

City high streets, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AB
Christmas Lights with a tree in the foreground

About

Portsmouth's shopping areas officially kick off their festive seasons with Christmas Light switch-on events.

The official Christmas light switch-on events will include performances from local groups, plus appearances from the Lord Mayor and Santa Claus himself. The show will conclude with the switching on of the lights, and the crowd being showered in a stream of snowflake confetti!

Portsmouth Christmas market will also return in 2021. There will be additional Christmas stalls in the city centre this year, with wooden cabins selling a mixture of festive gifts, food and drink to complement the weekly market offer.

Covid guidelines

Portsmouth City Council will be following government guidelines to keep the events safe. All attendees are encouraged to take a lateral flow test within the 48 hours before the event and to wear a face covering if using public transport.

Please do not attend the events if you have symptoms of Covid-19, have been asked to self-isolate or have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 10 days. Further information relating to Covid-19, including guidance on testing, self-isolation and vaccinations can be found at www.portsmouth.gov.uk/coronavirus. Being vaccinated offers the best protection against becoming unwell and walk-in services are available to people locally for vaccination.

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