Date change for virtual Christmas lights switch on – now December 2nd

Leeds City Council have announced that they are rescheduling the city’s first ever virtual Christmas Lights Switch On.  It was originally planned for this Sunday, November 15th but is being moved to Wednedsay December 2nd, when it should coincide with Leeds, and the rest of England coming out of the four week national lockdown.

This does mean that if you have pictures or videos that you would like to be included in this event you now have up until Sunday November 29th to submit them.  The organisers are asking for video clips and images of your Christmas light displays at home (past and present) so they can feature in a dazzling digital montage that will be the climax of the exciting virtual Lights Switch-On.

The finished video will be set to a very special performance of Light up the Sky by pop band The Dunwells and the event will also feature performances from panto and theatre stars along with messages from local sporting celebrities and the Lord Mayor of Leeds.

To submit your pic or video message please send by email by Sunday, November 29 to:

The virtual switch-on event will be free to watch on the Millennium Square YouTube channel and Facebook page on Wednesday, December 2 from 6.30pm.

Leeds Virtual Christmas Lights Switch-On