25 Nov 2016
Starting 17:30 pm
Town Centre


Friday 25th November 2016, 6pm

Join us for the Beccles Christmas Light Switch 2016 on Friday 25th November. This event is one of the best in the area, and it’s going to be another fantastic year. The fun begins with the lights being switched on at 6pm by the cast of the towns pantomime Aladdin along with Heart Radio’s Dave Taylor.

There is always a great variety of stalls selling festive gifts, crafts, toys and decorations alongside wonderful street food and drink including of course mulled wine! Stocks Funfair will be present with a variety of children’s rides and our fantastic range of independent shops, which is our pride and joy, will be open late on the night too. There is even live Reindeer and Father Christmas will be taking up his usual residence in the grotto in the Church Tower. The Samba Band will also be taking to the town’s streets too.

And as if this isn’t enough the popular Beccles Christmas Tree Trail will be launched on the night (running through until Christmas Eve) and Hungate Church will be staging its ever popular three day Christmas Tree Festival.

If you’re interested in having a stall click here to download the form.

Beccles Tree Trail

This year Beccles is hosting it’s once again it’s popular Christmas Tree Trail. Fifty-eight local independent businesses have been busy preparing their trees which will be switched on at 6pm on 25th November.

By following the map you will discover trees decorated weirdly, wonderfully and of course traditionally too. You will need to visit all fifty-eight of them, as each one will have a single letter or number displayed on them that will spell out a phrase.

No cheating, it’s not as easy as it would seem! Leaflets can be collected from every business that is a tree trail participant as well as Beccles Town Hall and can be returned to the collection boxes located at Beccles Library, Roys of Beccles, Saxon Therapy Centre in New Market or Beccles Books.

All you need to do to enter the competition and WIN a family ticket to towns pantomime ‘Aladdin’ at Beccles Public Hall & Theatre is to complete the form on the back of the Christmas Tree Trail leaflet – also available to download with the link below – and return it to any of the collection boxes in Beccles located at Beccles Library, Saxon Therapy Centre in New Market or Beccles Books.

Don’t forget to vote for your favourite tree too – the winning business will be rewarded with a bottle of champagne to help them celebrate the New Year.

Closing date is strictly 24th December 2016!


Beccles Christmas Window Display

Every year the Beccles Business and Tourism Association run a Best Dressed Christmas Window competition which is free to enter for all Beccles businesses.

The competition is hotly contested, with window dressers coming up with increasingly elaborate designs every year.

Judging of the Best Dressed Christmas Window in Beccles will take place on Thursday 24th November and the winner will be announced live on stage at the Beccles Christmas Lights Switch-On evening on 25th November.

We’d love to hear your opinions (only the nice ones though) about the window displays on our Facebook page HERE

Hungate Church Christmas Tree Festival

Join us this year for Hungate Church Christmas Tree Festival from Friday 25th November to Sunday 27th.

Admission £2 & Children are FREE!

Friday (6pm – 9.30pm)
Saturday (9.30am –  4pm)
Sunday (12.30pm  – 5.30pm)

Join us after at The Stable Cafe for light refreshments. Don’t miss this amazing spectacle of 53 trees alight with  colour and creativity.


Christmas Tree Trail

Programme schedule

17:30 Warm Up with Dave Taylor from Heart Radio

(Including ‘best window’ presentation.)

18:00  Joint Christmas lights switch on, with Dave Taylor and The

cast of the towns Pantomime – Aladdin.

18:10  Tom Elgie live on stage.

18:30 Suffolk School of Samba

18:50 Beccles Community Choir

19:15  Bella tonic

19:40 Beccles Rock Choir

20:00 Suffolk School of Samba

Venue location

Join us in Market Square, Beccles from 5pm where the festivities will begin.

Contact us

If you’re interested in being apart of this years Beccles Christmas Light Switch On, please contact Steven Alderson,Email steven@harbourage.co.uk or telephone 07957 244968

  • DATE

    November 25, 2016

    Beccles, Town Centre
  • Stalls

    60+ Stalls
  • Entertainment

    Lot's of Entertainment