Things to do in Braintree

Braintree Christmas Tree Light Switch on

Braintree's annual Christmas light switch on event is back on Saturday 16th November for a day of family fun Christmas entertainment

Join Radio Essex and special guests to celebrate the start of Christmas and switch on the Braintree Christmas lights from 12noon, including festive family fun entertainment and performances from local upcoming singers, school choirs, a dance group and more!

Three light switch ons will take place throughout the town on the day:

  • George Yard Shopping Centre – 5pm
  • Main town centre in Market Place (outside Tesco) – 5.30pm
  • Fountain end of the High Street – 5.45pm

Whilst the entertainment is going on from 12:00pm until 5:30pm, you’ll be able to browse the Christmas street market with over 100 stalls across the whole town centre! Everything from gourmet food, drink, gift, homeware and arts and craft stalls in the usual spots in the town as well as Sandpit Lane, New Street and George Yard Shopping Centre.

You can view the full list of what stalls will be there on the day on Braintree District Council’s website.