The Braintree Christmas Light Switch-on event will take place on Saturday 20th November 2021 in Braintree Town Centre from 12pm noon. 
 
Come down and enjoy 50+ festive street market stalls selling arts and crafts, gifts, street food and drinks. A host of activities have also been organised including street entertainers, children’s rides, face painting, live music entertainment on the stage in Market Place and more.
 
The event will be hosted by Radio Essex once again with presenters Martin & Su, all leading up to the festive lights being switched on in Market Place (near Tesco) at 5.30pm with a special guest! 
 
Here at George Yard we will be lighting up at 5pm with live music and entertainment taking place down the Fountain end of the High Street from 1pm-6pm organised by The Boars Head,subject to acceptance of a road closure.
 
There will be many other activities taking place across the town centre including:
• A free gingerbread character trail where characters are hidden in shop windows across the town centre – children will receive a sticker and certificate for taking part and also be entered in to win a free hamper of goodies!
• FREE entry to Braintree Museum with their space exhibition and Christmas décor crafts
• Drinks bar, Christmas activities and family photoshoots at Braintree Town Hall
• Festive entertainment and a chance to meet festive characters in George Yard Shopping Centre
Read more details about the event: www.visitbraintreedistrict.co.uk/whats-on/christmas