Newport’s Christmas Lights Switch-on

Christmas is fast approaching and this year Newport Town Council aims to make celebrations bigger and better for the community. This Switch On Event is on;

Friday 30th November 2018

Live entertainment from 4pm-6pm on Butter Cross stage

6pm Switch-on time, with all NEW Christmas Lights

Followed by a family-friendly carol service at St Nicholas Church


êWould your Local Group or School like to be a
part of the stage performances?

We are looking for community groups and schools from the Newport Area to volunteer to stage a Christmas themed performance
 for approximately 10 minutes in between 4pm and 6pm.

There is no limit to the number of performances 

per entrant, but we will try to distribute time slots fairly to those that apply.

Our stage will be 30ft x 10ft / 9m x 3m, our spacing and timing is at a premium and the closing date for expression of interest is Monday 8th October.

Send expression of interest to: 

We look forward to hearing from everyone.

Newport Town Councils
Christmas Card Com

Get your children involved in a creative Christmas themed activity.

As usual Newport Town Council is holding an annual Christmas Card Competition for primary school children in Newport.

 The winner from each age group of which will be gifted with an open voucher equivalent to family ticket which may be used towards the Cinderella Pantomime or any other performance at Oakengates Theatre

The overall winner will also be selected to turn on Newport’s Christmas Lights on Friday 30th November 2018, alongside their card becoming the Mayors official Christmas card for 2018.

We will also display as many cards as possible in the Town Councils window.

Christmas Card Competition Rules

The children must be educated or live within the parish of Newport.

The Christmas card should be on A5 card folded in half to be no bigger than 10.5cm by 15cm.

The age groups are:

Nursery (over 3 from 1st September 2018), Reception & Year1
               2.School Years 2 & 3.
               3.School Years 4, 5 & 6

PRINT clearly on the back of the card:

               1. Name
               2. Age
               3. Address
               4. School year as above (not the name of the class)
               5. Name of School

Closing Date

All entries should arrive at Newport Town
Council, The Guildhall, High Street, Newport (01952 814338) by Monday 5th November 2018.


Privately Managed Christmas Market

There is a private individual hoping to run a Christmas market on the night of the lights switch-on,this is a completely separate event from Newport Town Council Switch-on Event. 

As this is not our event we are unable to provide information or booking slots for their event.