Cancellation of Diss Christmas lights switch-on 2020
3 August 2020
This year's Diss Christmas lights switch-on has been cancelled. This is due to the ongoing threat of coronavirus and the latest Government, Public Health England and Health & Safety Executive advice.
Diss Town Council has not taken this decision lightly. Our festive Christmas lights switch-on is a well-loved event, which attracts around 3,000 visitors each year. And we know that it forms part of a very special annual tradition for many residents and visitors.
But maintaining social distancing for those 3,000 visitors during the event would be unachievable. The threat of coronavirus is likely to last for a significant amount of time and our ongoing priority must be the safety of everyone involved.
So, with sadness, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel.
The Christmas lights will, however, still be in place around the town for all residents and visitors to enjoy.