Christmas Lights and market events in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.

It's that time of year again, when Christmas lights and markets aim to brighten up towns and high streets across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.

Here's a list of some of the Christmas Lights switch-ons and markets near you: 


Rochdale Christmas Market and lights switch on, is taking place on the 24th November at 1pm by the Town Hall.  There will be stalls selling food, drinks, christmas presents and trinkets. There will also be entertainment from festive brass bands, musicians and circus performers. Get the chance to meet christmas fairies, jack frost and other mystical characters before the special guest takes to the town hall balcony to switch on the lights. 


Celebrate the start of Christmas with Oldham’s Christmas light switch on in Parliament Square on the 24th November at 1pm. There will be entertainment on throughout the day as well as a funfair and refreshments. CBeebies character Hey Duggee will be there for the kids and he’ll be making regular appearances through the day. The lights will be switched on by a special guest and then there will be a firework display afterwards.


Royton Christmas lights switch on is taking place on the 23rd November at 3pm in Market Square. Expect to see singers, dancers, brass bands and a DJ/Compere for you to groove along to. There will be a Christmas market selling food, drink and Christmas trinkets. At 5pm the lights will be switched on and Christmas will commence.


Mossley’s Christmas lights switch on at Mossley market place on the 23rd November at 5pm. Expect an evening of performance, entertainment, mystical creatures and food stalls. The light switch on will take place at 7pm. If you want your evening to start a little earlier then make sure you head over to George Lawton hall from 2:30pm to take part in a light switch on themed craft fair. 

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