Diss Christmas Lights Switch-On

This year's event has been cancelled due to Covid 19.

We will be back with a bigger and better even for Christmas 2021!

In 2019, huge crowds turned out to enjoy the fantastic variety of entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Highlights included:

  • The Corn Hall panto cast from Robin Hood mingled with the crowds.

  • Live music performers; Joe Aiken, Groovapolitan, Ramblers Celidh Band, Ellen Fairey and carol singers from local schools

  • Everyone’s friendly magician Ali Shazam kept the kids (and adults!) entertained

  • Sunshine Artists face painting

  • Fab mini fun fair at Mere’s Mouth

  • Park Radio entertainment with festive tunes throughout the afternoon

  • The brightly lit Vintage Fire Engine from Bressingham Steam Museum delivering Santa for the grand Switch-On.

  • Santa’s Grotto to meet the man himself (new for 2019!)

There were plenty of tasty treats to enjoy from a variety of food and drink vendors. Thank you to all our stallholders!

A big thank you also to all our 2019 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.

The Christmas Lights Switch-On committee is a sub-committee of the Town Council and is organised each year by a team of committed volunteers including representatives from the Town Council.


If you’re interested in getting involved as a member of the committee, volunteer on the day, stallholder, entertainment act or for all other enquiries, please contact us.

If you require older copies of committee agendas and minutes, or require documents prior to March 2020 in an accessible format, please contact us. 


11-12 Market Hill

Diss, IP22 4JZ

Visit the office from 9.30am-1.30pm Mon-Fri


01379 643848

Phone lines open 9.30am-3pm


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