Cabot Circus confirms there will once again be no major Christmas light switch-on event this year

Organisers have promised “some really exciting Christmas activities taking place at the centre”

Cabot Circus will not hold a Christmas lights switch-on event this year, organisers have confirmed.

The shopping centre has been unable to host the event in its usual capacity in previous years due to the Covid pandemic. The cancellation means there will not be a major Christmas lights event for Bristolians to enjoy in the centre of the city.

The Clifton Village event will has been confirmed to be still going ahead this year, though - with BBC Points West’s presenter, Alex Lovell switching them on.

Organisers have said that the usual Christmas lights will still decorate the centre for festive shoppers to enjoy.

They said: “Cabot Circus has decided to do something a little different this Christmas so there won’t be a light switch on. It will still have all of its usual Christmas lights and will be festively illuminated but will also have an activation that will be live throughout December for visitors to enjoy whilst shopping, dining or visiting the Christmas market - all to be revealed soon.”

Lights will be dotted around the Christmas market which runs until December 23.

Last year the event was cancelled to ensure the safety of shoppers.

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