Manchester Christmas lights switch-on date announced

Manchester, the capital of Christmas in the UK, will start the festive season off with a bang as the Christmas Lights Switch-On event returns to Albert Square.

This year’s event will take place on Friday, 4 November 2016 from 7.30pm

Renowned as the biggest Christmas party in the UK, the event attracts thousands of visitors to the city centre each Christmas period to catch a glimpse of the spectacular switch-on show.

Acts from some of the nation’s favourite performers will be announced shortly.

Full details of the switch-on show, including performers and headliners, will be announced in the coming weeks.