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In the centre of the Cathedral City of Ely for one evening of the year, The City of Ely Council and ourselves The Switch On Group organise a huge event for the community. The switch on in Ely City Centre has been a successful event for many years.

Last year saw over 6,000 people enjoying the street entertainment, from the traditional fair to the many charity and craft stalls. Father Christmas always pays us a visit, finding the time to meet the children. Watch the LIVE fantastic acts that we have lined up for this year.

The Evening's Entertainment:
A full 4 hour programme of live events is a varied one and will take place on the Market Place, on a brand new stage the biggest Ely has ever seen! This is built on the road at early hours specially closed for us!

We have local dance groups, fun and games with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and in previous years we have secured acts from the year's X-Factor television programme and others. This year we are yet to announce our main acts so keep checking our web page,Ely Christmas Lights Facebook page, Ely Standard and listen in to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire for the latest updates to find out who will be singing and turning the lights on in Ely for 2018. We will of course have KD Productions Panto Jack and the Beanstalk,JEZO Events Ltd, Octagon Dance Studio to name but a few LIVE on stage.

Last year all the acts live on stage were very successful and we are confident this year's act will be equally as popular for the people of Ely.

In addition, there will be craft stalls and charity stalls (which will raise thousands of pounds for local charities) around the city centre offering their trade, and NEW fairground attractions!

The Big Switch On starts at 4pm and ends at 8.30pm, with the big switch on itself at 6.45pm.

What's In It For This Years Sponsors?
Every donation is important to us and will contribute to the evening's success. We need donations of a minimum of £250 upwards from local businesses. We will include them in the regular advertising for the event, as well as on the evening itself. We will promote your business and provide recognition for your valued support.

Of course, any of your own banners will be most welcome at the event and we will position those at the front of the stage.

If you are feeling flush why not become a full main sponsor for the event so get in touch with us. If anyone would like to help by sponsoring the event, We still have plenty of stalls available. if you need any further information please contact Ian Newstead via our Contacts Page or call 07902 015598.