Christmas Lights Switch on & Carols in the Square 2021
Both events will stream here live on the night

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
Music will be provided by Shrewsbury Brass Band with members of Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir leading the crowds with renditions of classic Christmas carols including O Little Town of Bethlehem, Ding Dong Merrily on High and Jingle Bells.

Having balanced everyone’s keenness for this event to take place against any public health risk, we are taking every effort to make this event safe. Christmas Lights Switch-on recently showed how considerate people were of everyone and there is no reason why we can’t do the same for Carols. We do, though, need the public to attend sensibly and cautiously, following all existing COVID rules around wearing masks, good hygiene and socially distancing themselves wherever possible. We ask that everyone has a lateral flow test that day and if they have any COVID symptoms to stay away and watch the stream here or listen to the broadcast on BBC Radio Shropshire.

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

There will be free parking from 15:00 at Abbey Foregate and Frankwell car parks.

Shrewsbury Shopping Centres, as well as many of the town’s independent retailers, will be open until 8pm. The Market Hall will also remain open until 20:00 with the live music relay from the Square and complimentary mulled wine and mince pies, subject to proof of a purchase from stallholders, whilst stocks last.

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.

Lights: Wednesday 24th Nov 16:45 - Switch on at 18:30

The evening of fun begins from 16:45 with entertainment from bands and choirs on the main stage in the Square to mark the start of late night shopping and the switch-on of the Christmas lights display.

The all-important official countdown will start at 18:30 ably assisted by Shrewsbury’s Town Crier.