Bringing Christmas to Mansfield

The Big Switch On

The Big Switch on logo with firework images

Mansfield Town Centre will be filled with entertainment from 10am on Sunday 27 November 2022 to get the community into the Christmas spirit with:

  • Mansfield BID Christmas Market on West Gate
  • Stilt-walking reindeer and elves
  • Roller-skating bauble entertainer
  • Giant interactive snow globe
  • Live music
  • Christmas activities inside the Four Seasons Shopping Centre including Sonic the Hedgehog meet and greets at intervals throughout the day 
  • Santa's grotto in Four Seasons.

Then The Big Switch On is back with a retro Christmas party vibe!

Head to Mansfield Market Place from 3pm for a stage show like no other, hosted by Mansfield 103.2.

There will be live music from:

East 17 (opens in a new window)

Suki Soul (opens in a new window)

Ollie Hayes (opens in a new window).

Plus special guest appearances with:

• Sonic the Hedgehog and a dance competition for the chance to win prizes

• Jono Edwards and Miss Margo for crowd karaoke

• Christmas party with Jono Edwards, Santa and the elves.

Get ready to party with free Santa hats and glow sticks and take home a free Christmas bauble (only available whilst stocks last).

For next Sunday’s Big Switch On, we would like to let residents know that at the end of the stage event, from 5pm until 5.05pm there will be a 5 minute firework display from the top of Walkden Street car park.

Due to this, we highly recommend attendees do not bring dogs/pets to this event.

If you live close to the town centre, have pets and are concerned for their wellbeing and safety, the RSPCA provide expansive advice on how to keep your animals safe and calm during a firework display -

Please note:

Photos and videos will be taken at intervals throughout the day at this public event. If you do not wish to be photographed, please alert a member of the events team/ the photographer so you can be identified and excluded from photos/ videos.

The Four Seasons car park will close at 6pm on this day so please ensure your vehicle is removed promptly after the show.

Walkden Street car park will be closing at 5.30pm on this day so please ensure your vehicle is removed promptly after the show.