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Join the virtual Christmas Lights Switch on via Peterborough Matters

Peterborough Matters have joined other regional media organisations in streaming the Peterborough’s virtual Christmas lights switch-on Wednesday, December 2 from 7pm on our Facebook page.
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The Christmas lights switch-on in Cathedral Square will be going ahead virtually on December 2 (photo: John Baker)

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Peterborough City Council has had to do things a little differently this year to protect the health of the city's residents. A 20-minute pre-recorded Facebook live event will be streamed at 7pm on December 2 across numerous local Facebook channels: 

Peterborough Matters 

Peterborough City Council 

Peterborough City Radio(PCRFM) 

We Love Peterborough 

Peterborough Telegraph 

The Moment Magazine 

ESP Magazine 

The event can also be viewed on Peterborough City Council's YouTube channel from 7pm, December 2. 

Peterborough residents will be helped to get into the Christmas spirit by host Kev Lawrence, presenter for PCRFM and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, as well as special appearances featuring local people. Father Christmas has kindly taken time out of his busy festive preparations to give a message to residents.  

Councillor John Holdich, Leader of Peterborough City Council, said: “Don’t turn up, but tune in to Peterborough’s virtual Christmas Light switch-on event. The Christmas lights are even more important this year to bring some festive cheer to Peterborough residents. We’re delighted we were able to still let people count down with us and enjoy watching the lights being switched-on in the comfort of their own homes.”  

“As we are unable to host a large-scale event given the ongoing pandemic, it is going to be a scaled down 20-minute virtual event hosted online. Thank you to the participants for helping us bring some Christmas cheer to our residents and special thanks to our host Kev Lawrence, editor Chris Pallister and of course Santa.”  

Residents are reminded not to visit Cathedral Square on December, 2 as this is not a live event, it has been pre-recorded to avoid any large gatherings of people.