Switch on that Sparkles

With November well and truly underway, many of us are brushing the dust off the boxes of baubles, untangling reams of Christmas lights and searching for the most appropriate time to put the tree up. So as December 25th sneakily comes around the corner, the amazing city of Preston has a Christmas event coming up that you certainly don’t want to miss. 

The Christmas Switch On

Their Annual Christmas Light Switch on takes place on Saturday 23rd November from 5:30pm with the With over 1.5 miles of sparkling lights dazzling the streets of Preston, this is one switch on that is most definitely going to light up Lancashire. Based in the heart of Preston’s Cheapside, Flag Market will be lined with onlookers ready to countdown to one of the best festivities of the year. 

What’s happening?

Funded in part by Preston City Council, this year’s switch one promises to be the best one yet. With a mass array of performers from YouTube stars to Children’s TV characters from PJ Masks, Preston has gone all out to bring in the crowd to help bring in Christmas. Amongst the amazing performances, the brilliant ‘Boyz on Block’ (consisting of ex members of boyband legends such as Five and Boyzone) will be taking you back to the 90s as the headlining act and with Fosters & Strongbow at £2.35 a pint – you will 100% be asking – wait…what year is it? 

Where should you celebrate? 

Wondering where to enjoy the Christmas festivities during the Flag Market Switch Market, well, look no further than Hogarths. With just a 3 minute walk between Hogarths and Flag Market, you can catch all the fun of the countdown to Christmas whilst enjoy a fabulous drink in the best bar in Preston. Perfect serves of Sweet & Spicy featuring Gordons Pink, Zymurgorium Flagingo, Kraken Spiced Rum and Puerto De Indias gin, create some terrific tipples that will be available all night long. With competitions and prizes occurring all night too, Hogarth’s is the number one place to be for Preston’s Christmas Switch On.