Milton Keynes

Christmas Lights Switch On 2023

  • Midsummer Place
  • Free

Christmas Lights Switch On 2023 - 3-5pm

MyMiltonKeynes is kicking off the festive season with a spectacular free Christmas lights switch-on, taking place on Saturday 18th November (3-5pm) at Midsummer Place.

This year’s event, hosted by MKFM presenters Trev and Wes, will be packed full of festive fun, including live music, dance performances, and a local choir. You can warm-up with MKFM’s DJ Keith Hurley between 3-4pm, with the main show kicking off at 4pm. It will take place in the horseshoe area outside Midsummer Place Shopping Centre.

Families are encouraged to put on their Christmas hats and join in the celebration of lighting up our much-loved city. Some of our favourite Milton Keynes mascots will be on parade and the event will culminate with the switching on of the lights by Father Christmas, joined by the Milton Keynes Mayor and Mayoress Mick and Mandy Legg.

Running order:

3pm – 4pm: DJ Keith Hurley set

4pm – Wes & Trev from MKFM kick off the show.

4.05pm – 4.15pm – The Collaboration Choir

4.15pm – 4.25pm – Dale

4.25pm – 4.35pm – Family Dress-up Competition

4.35pm – 4.45pm – Dancebox

4.45pm – The Mayor & Mayoress of Milton Keynes and Father Christmas will join the stage

4.50pm – Some of our much-loved MK Mascots with take to the stage

5pm: Switch on with the Mayor & Mayoress of Milton Keynes & Father Christmas

5.10pm – Home time

MyMiltonKeynes, which is funded by city centre businesses, is installing Christmas lights in Central Milton Keynes for the seventh year running. This year the installation includes a giant moving projection along the outside of Midsummer Place, above the MyMiltonKeynes office. This will be a must-see attraction in the city.