Cabot Circus Christmas Lights Switch-On

Glass House, BRISTOL, Avon, BS1 3BX

Tel: +44 (0)117 9529 361

Cabot Circus Christmas Lights Switch-On


Experience a Christmas light switch on like no other at Cabot Cirucs as TV Star Mark Wright kick starts the festive fun this November

Let it glow!

The countdown is on to this year's Christmas light switch-on. On Friday 8th November at 5.30pm, the Christmas lights at the shopping centre will be turned on in spectacular style by former TOWIE star and Heart FM DJ, Mark Wright, with an unmissable evening of festive performances.

The city centre's biggest Christmas light switch-on event will see a magical light show with LED dance performers filling the streets of Bristol with colour as they lead a procession from Quakers Friars before entering Cabot Circus where they will take centre stage. Cabot Circus will come to life with illuminated dancers and UV water drummers delighting guests on the main stage outside House of Fraser, whilst LED lights illuminate the shopping centre with the beats of the music.

Mark Wright will be hosting the event by DJ'ing to warm up the crowds and then to do the final countdown. Once the magical light show comes to an end, the Christmas lights will be switched on by Mark Wright to the sights and sounds of a cheering crowd and shower of colourful confetti. To keep the festive spirit alive until Christmas Eve, Cabot Circus will reveal their magical Christmas Grotto on November 9th. Children will have the chance to step inside the magical winter wonderland and meet Santa and his elves. Children will receive wrapped presents all the way from the North Pole when they meet Santa. For naughty or nice children, parents can leave special requests for Santa to mention to their little ones when grotto bookings are made online at

Festive visitors can help Santa make sure his reindeer are well fed by preparing reindeer food, after their visit to the Grotto, by scanning a QR code via the Cabot Circus PLUS app.

The Christmas light switch-on at Cabot Circus is free to attend and festivities will start at 5.30pm before the grand light switch-on takes place from 6.00pm—6.20pm.

The Christmas Grotto will be running from 9th November – 24th December and tickets can be booked through the website

5:30pm - 8pm

Free Entry 

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