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This year’s Christmas Festival of Lights, organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority will be held at John Mackintosh Square.

The official switching-on ceremony of the Christmas illuminations and a live show featuring local dancers, singers and choirs. Plus, a special appearance from Father Christmas and his Elves!

There will also be opportunity for the children to visit him in his grotto.

The evening’s entertainment will be hosted by Christian Santos and commences at 6pm with live music, song and dance.

The switching-on of the Christmas Lights will be at approximately 7.30pm with the Gibraltar Artisans Market opening at the Boulevard, Line Wall Road, straight after the switch on.

Programme of events at John Mackintosh Square include:

6.15pm Performances by the Sea Scouts Pipe & Drum Band, St Joseph’s Middle School Choir, Yalta Dance Studio and the Gibraltar Youth Choir.

7.15pm Video Presentation, Father Christmas special appearance and Switch-on Christmas Lights ceremony

7.30pm Opening of Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Market

Following the switching-on ceremony, the illuminations will thereafter come on, automatically, every day until the 6th January 2019. As customary they will remain on throughout the nights of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and the 5th January 2019.

The organisers invite everyone in Gibraltar to attend.


23rd Nov 2018, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

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