Exeter Christmas Lights Switch On 2018

High Street, and various City Centre locations, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QA

Tel: 01392 424975

Exeter Christmas Lights Switch On 2018


Join us on Sunday 18 November from 11am – 5pm for the annual Exeter Christmas lights switch on event on Exeter’s High Street.
Hosted by InExeter and Radio Exe favourites Ashley Jeary and Ben Clark, the popular ceremony will officially mark the countdown to Christmas.

This year the city will be illuminated with the biggest display of Christmas lights Exeter has ever seen. 

For the third year, InExeter will host and celebrate the city’s Christmas lights switch on event with a new festival for all the family culminating in the lights being switched on at a new time of 5pm on Sunday 18th November in the High Street, in close partnership with Stagecoach and sponsor Crealy Adventure Park & Resort.

The annual event has moved to a Sunday, and the city will host a full day of family friendly, festive events, including crafting activities and face painting and live music from local musicians.

The city-wide festive illuminations will signal the start of the five late night shopping evenings leading up to Christmas, the first of which is on Thursday 22nd November, when many of Exeter’s shops will stay open until 9pm.

City residents and visitors can enjoy the celebrations from 11am on the Sunday when a timetable of live music and entertainment will get underway. The switch on will be hosted by InExeter and Radio Exe who will welcome special guests to the stage, this year in the centre of the High Street, at 5pm to press the button that will spark Exeter’s best Christmas lights display yet.

This year will be the third year that InExeter has funded city-wide Christmas illuminations, bringing festive cheer across the city. With additional lights being added to Castle Street, Fore Street, and the Guildhall, as well as continued light schemes throughout Gandy Street, North Street, South Street, High Street, Paris Street and Sidwell Street and Princesshay and The Guildhall hosting their own spectacular festive lights, 2018 is tipped to be the city’s biggest and best Christmas yet.


Full programme details will follow shortly.  Watch the website link for up to date information.

Guide Prices

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Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



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