When are Dereham's Christmas lights being switched on?

Scenes from the Dereham Christmas Lights Switch on 2016 - Biscuit with the Christmas Tree in Dereham

The switch-on date for Dereham's Christmas lights has been revealed - Credit: Archant

The switch-on date for Dereham's Christmas lights has been revealed.

This year, the town will be illuminated from Sunday, November 28.

As usual, there will be an array of festivities in the town centre throughout the afternoon, starting from 1pm. 

Scenes from the Dereham Christmas Lights Switch on 2016 - The crowd. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A scene from the Dereham Christmas lights switch-on in 2016 - Credit: Archant

Children will be able to meet Santa at his grotto and enjoy fairground rides, while a host of live performers from the area will be on stage to keep the crowds entertained.

There will also be a number of food vendors and stalls run by charities and local traders. 

The lights themselves will be switched on at 4.30pm. 

From 8am until 8pm, the Market Place and High Street will be closed to vehicles from the junction with Norwich Street. 

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The alternative route for drivers heading towards the town centre is via Norwich Street, Matsell Way, Neatherd Road and Wellington Road. 

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

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