Ashington’s Christmas Lights Switch-On 2019 will take place on Thursday 28 November on Station Road.

The event will feature a Christmas Market, fairground rides, live music and kids face painting. Father Christmas has also promised to visit Ashington as part of his very busy Christmas schedule!  

As part of the switch-on new Christmas lighting features will be unveiled, designed by local schoolchildren, in what is now an annual competition, organised by Ashington Town Council, with schools in the town.  The winners of the competition will also lead the countdown to the switch-on.

The event is organised by local organisations working alongside Ashington Town Council including; YMCA Northumberland, Northern Funfairs, Northumberland County Council, Ashington Women’s Institute, Wilkinsons and schools from the town.   

Activities will commence at 1.00pm with the switch-on at approximately 5.00pm.  The one-way section of Station Road will be closed from 9.00am till 9.00pm on the day of the event.

Please note some activities are dependent on weather conditions with public safety of paramount importance.