Newham’s Christmas light switch-ons announced

PUBLISHED: 16:36 19 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:36 19 November 2018

Christmas lights in Stratford, which this year will include a lantern parade and winter wonderland. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

Christmas lights in Stratford, which this year will include a lantern parade and winter wonderland. Picture: Ellie Hoskins


Westfield may have jumped the mark with their Christmas lights, but the rest of Newham is soon to follow suit.

Festivities in the borough officially begin with the first switch-on, which this year will take place outside the town hall in East Ham on November 24.

A massive Christmas tree usually features in the celebrations, and there’s sure to be some mince pies included in at least one of the switch-ons.

On November 29 the switch-on will be preceeded with a children’s lantern procession from Stratford Library, and there’ll be a winter wonderland with Santa’s grotto and choirs to keep everyone entertained.

The libraries will be getting involved with switch-ons at North Woolwich, Beckton Globe, Custom House and Plaistow, and there’ll also be lights at Maryland Point outside the station.

The final switch-on, a mere 10 days before Christmas Day, will take place at Queens Market in Green Street on December 15.

Use the map to find the switch-on closest to you.

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