Lighting up Mansfield in style this Christmas

This year’s Christmas celebrations in Mansfield will begin on Sunday 18 November with the Big Switch On event.

Attracting thousands of spectators every year, The Big Switch On will again feature a variety of music acts, children’s entertainment, panto stars and Santa himself before a spectacular laser show and fireworks display.

The day also marks the opening of a month-long Christmas Market, and includes a marching band and a host of festive activities in the Four Seasons Shopping Centre.

The event is just the beginning of a packed programme of festive entertainment with brand new attractions to wow residents and visitors.

Following approval at Full Council last week, Mansfield District Council will for the first time ever, host an ice rink in the Market Place during December.

All this takes place alongside Mansfield Palace Theatre’s pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Christmas Artisan markets, late night shopping, the Four Season’s Grotto and more.

Further details about The Big Switch On and the ice rink will be announced over the coming weeks with the full Christmas programme available inside the next edition of My Mansfield, which will be delivered to homes across the district from 5 November.

Executive Mayor of Mansfield Kate Allsop said: “The Christmas lights switch on event is well known for being a spectacular family show which never fails to get everyone into the festive spirit.

“I’m really excited about this year as it marks the start of an even bigger programme of Christmas entertainment. The ice rink will be a real spectacle and I hope as many people as possible from Mansfield and the surrounding areas are able to come along and have a go.”

The month-long Christmas market is organised by Mansfield BID with financial support from MDC. The Switch On event is organised and funded by MDC with support from Mansfield 103.2 and Four Seasons.

If your business would like to contribute towards the month-long Christmas celebrations in Mansfield, a range of sponsorship packages are available – from town centre banners to naming rights of the ice rink. Please contact 01623 463199 or email:

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