Christmas Lights Switch on & Carols in the Square 2022
Both events will stream here live on the night

Lights: Wednesday 23th Nov 16:45 - Switch on at 18:30
Come and join us on Wednesday 23 November from 4.45pm in the Square, as we celebrate the start of Christmas with our annual Christmas Lights Switch-on event.
The evening of fun begins with local theatre group KG Theatre kicking off proceedings with a range of songs on the main stage, followed by cast members of Theatre Severn’s pantomime, Beauty and the Beast talking with BBC Radio Shropshire’s Jim Hawkins. Porthywaen Band and Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir will take to the stage before that all-important official countdown from 6.25pm.
The event also marks the start of late-night shopping and the switch-on of the Christmas lights display.
Switching on the lights this year will be the Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Elisabeth Roberts.
And to add to the fun on the night, Santa and his sleigh will be on Pride Hill all evening, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury.
Shrewsbury’s Shopping Centres will be open until 9pm and the Market Hall will stay open until 8pm. Shoppers who buy from one of the market’s retailers early on the night will also receive a voucher for a complimentary glass of mulled wine and homemade mince pie, served between 5pm and 6pm, while stocks last.
The evening will also see the return of the Darwin Centre’s spectacular giant reindeer Shrewdolph, which will have its very own switch-on to coincide with the Square countdown at 6.30pm.
Road Closures
The following road closures will be in place for our festive Christmas Cracker event Lights Switch-On – Wednesday 23rd November 2022:
High Street, Wyle Cop (NW direction), Princess Street & Shoplatch will be closed from 4.30pm until approx. 7.30pm.
The Square will be closed all day, from 8am until around 7.30pm.

Wednesday 15th Dec. 16:30 - 19:30

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Shrewsbury Town Council is organising the concert, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Shropshire hosted by Adam Green and Clare Ashford from 18:05



To allow the Carols in the Square event to be held safely, there will be road closures in place on High Street, Wyle Cop (NW direction) & Princess Street, which will be closed from 16:30 until around 19:30

The Square will be closed all day, from 08:00 until around 19:30




Broadcast live on BBC Radio Shropshire
Hosted by Clare Ashford and Adam Green live in Shrewsbury, and your chance to take part in Doorstep Carols all over Shropshire.