This event is organised by the Diss Christmas Lights Sub-Committee. To view the agendas and minutes of their meetings, please click here.
On Saturday 23rd November 2019, from 2:30pm, Diss is the place to be for all your Christmas shopping and entertainment with the renowned Diss Christmas Lights Switch-On in the Market Place. Come and see what festive delights are on offer in the heart of Diss from 2.30pm – 6pm.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to view ‘What’s On?’  The grand Switch-On will take place at 5.15pm!

You cannot fail to be entertained with a fantastic programme of activities planned- Enjoy a chance to meet this year’s Corn Hall panto cast from Robin Hood as they mingle with the crowds – Be sure to give them a wave if you see them!

There’s also a great selection of live music performers with Joe Aiken, Groovapolitan, Ramblers Celidh Band, Ellen Fairey and carol singing from local school children to get you in the Christmas Spirit! Also, everyone’s friendly magician Ali Shazam will be around during the day to entertain you, children can have their faces painted by Sunshine Artists and enjoy Fun Fair festivities at Mere’s Mouth.

As always, your favourite local radio station ‘Park Radio’ will be hosting the event and keeping you informed from start to finish while playing the festive tunes.

Also the brightly lit Vintage Fire Engine from Bressingham Steam Museum will deliver Santa along Mere Street to the Diss Market Place for the 5.15pm Switch-On. You can also meet Santa during the afternoon in Santa’s Grotto!

Eat and drink to your heart’s content with plenty of seasonal refreshments available during the event.

Start your Christmas shopping in Diss by exploring the fantastic variety of shops in the town, most of who will be open for late night shopping!

Take part in our Christmas Raffle for a chance to win a variety of prizes!

1st Prize- £100, 2nd Prize- £50, 3rd Prize £25 and other prizes available.

Raffle tickets are £1 per ticket and will be available on the day or in advance from Diss Town Council Offices on Market Hill.

A big thank you to all raffle sponsors; Gourmet Grub, The Park Hotel, Weavers Wine Bar & Eating House, Browne & Son Butchers and NS Hughes Developments Ltd, Aldi, The Hug Cafe, The Corn Hall and Lucy Kayne. 


Roydon Primary School Children / Diss Junior School Children     14:30

Deneside Ramblers                                                                                     14:50

Ellen Fairey                                                                                                   15:20

Joe Aiken                                                                                                       15:40

Rafa Mendes-Browne                                                                                  16:10

Groovapolitan -Live music                                                                         16:30

Panto Cast                                                                                                      17:00

Christmas Lights Switch-On                                                                      17:15

Groovapolitan- Live music                                                                         17:20

Event Finishes                                                                                              18:00