Dickensian Christmas Market and Light Switch On
Driffield Town Council are delighted to announce their annual Christmas lights switch on event will take place on 1 December 2023 at 19.00.
We have many activities planned with a required road closure in place from 12.00 to 22.00. This road closure will extend from Queen Street to Cranwell Road, Market Place roundabout along Mill Street to Westgate, and Middle Street South roundabout along George Street to Union Street.
The approximate timetable for the afternoon and evening, that will be hosted by Great Driffield Radio is as follows:
12.00 Road closure starts
13.00 Market starts trading
16.00 Makara Morris Dancing under the Plaza of Light
16.00 Father Christmas arrives in his Grotto to meet the children at 43 Market Place
16.30 Great Driffield Radio
17.00 Driffield Ukulele Band under the Plaza of Light
17.30 Great Driffield Radio
18.00 All For One Choir under the Plaza of Light
18.30 Great Driffield Radio
18.50 Mayor interview and Father Christmas
19.00 Christmas lights switch on
19.00 Father Christmas leaves his Grotto to return to Lapland
20.00 Market closes
22.00 Road closure ends
As in previous years, we will also be having a small funfair on George Street extending into Middle Street South. In addition, facepainting by Fun Packed Parties will be provided.
During the evening, please keep an eye out for Mrs Fuzziwig, Mr Figgy Pudding, Scrooge and the Ghost of Jacob Marley who will be moving around the town centre!
It looks set to be a great night.