Ashington’s Christmas Lights Switch-On & Market will take place on Thursday 29 November.

The family event will take place from 1pm till 7pm on the main (one way section) of Station Road.  The event will include musical performances, children’s fairground rides, face painting and costumed characters. Father Christmas has also promised to visit Ashington as part of his very busy Christmas schedule! 

The Christmas themed market will also take place again this year and include a wide range of stalls including foods, crafts and gifts.

The Town Council works closely with Ashington schools to provide an annual competition for children to design new Christmas lighting features for the town and seven new designs will be included this year. The children will also help with the countdown to the switch-on that will take place at approximately 5.30pm. Our special guest this year is BBC Newcastle Breakfast Show host Alfie Joey and we are delighted he will be joining us to lead the countdown. 

The event has been organised by Ashington Town Council with support from its partners including YMCA Northumberland, Northern Funfairs, Bad Apples North East and local schools.   

Keep an eye on the Town Council website in the run up to the event!