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Sheringham Christmas Lights Switch On 2023- Sunday 3rd December

Sheringham at Christmas
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Sheringham Christmas Lights Switch On

Sunday 3rd December

Activities at, or outside  Oddfellows Hall 

1 pm to 5 pm – Santa will be visiting Sheringham and his Grotto on the ground floor of  Oddfellows Hall. There is a free gift for each child visiting Santa.

Post your letters to Santa in the special Santa Post Box at Santa’s Grotto.

Create a lasting memory with a festive family photo portrait by Gareth Gabriel on the upper floor of Oddfellows Hall (charge applies). 

In the latter part of the afternoon, there will be entertainment sessions from Sheringham Ukulele Players, Sheringham and Cromer Brass Band, The Little Theatre, Dance performances by TW Performance Arts, Sheringham Ukulele Band, Sheringham Community Primary School Choir. 


Children’s Fun Fair – at Chequers Car Park   – Sunday afternoon

Children’s rides, roundabouts, festive stalls etc.

Children’s Light Parade – Oddfellows Hall to Town Clock

5.00 pm – Children start gathering at Oddfellows Hall. Two hundred fifty light wands are available or bring your own.  

5.30 – 5:45 pm –  Children’s Light Parade starts from Oddfellows Hall, led by TW Performance Arts dance group to the town clock. 


At Sheringham Town Clock 

Children’s Light Parade will arrive around 5:45 pm

5:30 pm Festive Carols led by Sheringham Salvation Army

Count down to Christmas Lights Switch On at 6 pm by the Carnival Queen.

Presentations and Announcements

Festive Carols led by Sheringham Salvation Army 


Evening Shopping and Festive Cheer

Some shops and food establishments will be offering festive cheer & refreshments, extending their hours and remaining open after the lights switch on.


The main event sponsor for the Christmas Lights Switch On is Everyone Active.


Thank you to the Sheringham Carnival Christmas Lights Group, the Carnival Volunteers and the people and businesses that assist with putting this event on.

It takes a lot of volunteer time, effort and organisation to get the lights up, arrange the activities and manage the Christmas Lights switch on.

Even with all this voluntary effort, it costs £1000’s of pounds to have this Christmas Lights Switch On, and events like this are only possible with your generous support.

Please donate to Carnival funds if you can – Thank you.