Brighton Christmas lights switch-on date revealed

A twinkling canopy of lights at the Clock Tower SUS-171117-152054001
A twinkling canopy of lights at the Clock Tower SUS-171117-152054001

Brighton’s unique Christmas lights will be switched on in style next month, with a street party to kick off the festive season in the city centre.

The big Christmas lights switch-on event will take place in East Street on Thursday, November 15 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Festive phrases on North Street SUS-171117-152123001

Festive phrases on North Street SUS-171117-152123001

There will be a festive party with a show from Brighton performers before the light switch-on.

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North Laine up in lights SUS-171117-152150001

North Laine up in lights SUS-171117-152150001

Brighton’s lights feature festive phrases, such as ‘Ding Dong!’ and ‘Ho Ho Ho’.

The lights are paid for by the 517 city centre businesses which make up the Brilliant Brighton businesses improvement district – they collectively fork out £75,000 per year for the Christmas lights.

And late night shopping is back on Thursday, November 29 and Thursday, December 13, with retailers opening until 8pm/

To find out more about Brilliant Brighton, visit: www.brilliantbrighton.com