FREE Redcar Christmas Light Switch On & Illumination Parade

This is an advertisement for November 2021. Any edits / reshares beyond this date have not been asked or paid for. 

There is lots for Redcar and Cleveland families to look forward to across the region this festive season. As well as the FREE Winter Ice Trail that I shared in this post, there is a calendar of events taking place from Wreath Making & Christmas Markets to Panto, Community Carol Services and even a Boxing Day Dip if you fancy it. Check out the full programme of festive events taking place in Redcar and Cleveland here. 

FREE Redcar Christmas Light Switch On & Illumination Parade
Credit : Photography Arches 

However this post is going to focus on the big Redcar Light Switch On & Illumination Parade which is free for Redcar & Cleveland families to enjoy with no booking required. Simply turn up on 28 November. The festivities will begin at 4:30pm and this post will share a little of what to expect....... 

FREE Redcar Christmas Light Switch On & Illumination Parade
Credit : Dan Brady 

The Redcar Christmas Light Switch On & Illumination Parade takes place in Redcar Town Centre from 4:30pm - 6:45pm on Sunday 28th November 2021. As mentioned, no tickets are needed, simply turn up. 

During the FREE Illumination Parade, Redcar & Cleveland families can enjoy:
  • A Fire & Ice themed Parade along the Northern Quarter and Redcar High Street 
  • Local Community Groups & Schools will join the parade with their lanterns 
  • Professional Performers in the Parade include SPARK! Illuminated Drummers and Back Chat Brass 
  • Your mind will be blown by the amazing creations and visual displays by artists Mowenna Catt, Adele Catchpole, Whippet Up, Rag and Bone and Shirley Wells 
  • Lots of music and sparkling lights
  • The parade will last 45 minutes, you can take a look at the route (and even download a copy) here 
Sounds like so much fun! We're going to head down so I might see you there. 

Credit : Ed Lloyd Owen

Credit : Dave Charnley 

From 5:30pm, hosts Zetland FM will take over the main stage and keep us entertained with fun games, music and live music. There will also be dance performances from The Imaginarium and Urban Chaos ahead of the big switch on. 

Then at 6:30pm, the Mayor of Redcar & Cleveland will lead the countdown from 10, switch on the lights and officially start the festive season. 

Credit : Pedro Mendes 


I think this sounds like a brilliant event for local families to enjoy and come together as a community, especially after the few years we have just had. I love that the parade is a mix of professional performers but also focuses on community groups and local schools and involves them too. Brilliant! I can't wait for what looks like is going to be a fantastic night out. 

Redcar Town Centre is accessible by bus and train. See the website link below for parking info and more details: 


No comments

Post a Comment

© North East Family Fun | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Designed by pipdig