BIG Switch On

The BIG Switch On
Thursday 30 November, 5pm – 7.30pm,
Market Place

We’ve got an evening of live entertainment lined up as we lead up to the BIG switch on of Kettering’s Christmas Lights. The BIG Switch On will feature entertainment for all the family from 5pm, including:

  • TV star and Kettering-born comedian James Acaster
  • Stars of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
  • Singer Megan Linnell
  • Melody Choir
  • Father Christmas
  • Real Reindeer
  • Christmas Market Stalls
  • Ice Queen
  • Hosted by Connect FM

Entertainment from 5pm, Switch On at 6.45

James Acaster

Stand-up comedian James Acaster has become a regular on TV panel shows such as Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 cats and has received acclaim from around the world, including a record breaking 5 consecutive nominations for ‘Best Comedy Show’ at the 2012-2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. He also returned to Kettering to film a series of comedy shorts as he visits some of his old haunts and around the town, including Boughton House, The Manor House Museum and Wicksteed Park. You can watch all six ‘Sweet Home Ketteringa’ videos at

His first book ‘Classic Scrapes’ was published in August, followed by a book-reading tour in autumn 2017. ‘Classic Scrapes’ appeared on the Sunday Times bestseller list

The Yards Christmas Light Show

After the activities have finished on Market Place, The Yards will be hosting their very own light show in the front of The Exchange!

Various Christmas stalls will be joining for the evening as well as the return of their free ticketed prosecco bar, plus choir and the selfie mirror.

Don’t miss it!


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