8 Nov, 2019 @ 14:28
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When is Father Christmas in Gibraltar? Where is the Festival of Lights switch-on? Everything you need to know for this Xmas on the Rock

Festival Lights 23  11 18  Photo John Bugeja
Festival Lights 23 -11-18 (Photo John Bugeja)

GIBRALTAR’S Christmas lights plans have been unveiled by the Government.

This year’s Christmas Festival of Lights has been organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority.

Festival Lights 23  11 18  Photo John Bugeja
FESTIVE: The stunning light display in 2018 (credit: John Bugeja)

Father Christmas himself is descending for this year’s big switch-on, which also boasts a wealth of entertainment from Christian Santos.

The Xmas extravaganza kicks off in Casemates Square on November 22, with music from 6pm and the main event at 7:30pm.

Festival Lights 23  11 18  Photo John Bugeja
SPECTACULAR: Performers at last year’s event (credit: John Bugeja)

As if that wasn’t enough the Rock’s legendary outdoor space will also feature a Santa’s Grotto.

Following the big switch-on, the Rock’s lights will light up automatically every day until January 6, 2020.

Festival Lights 23  11 18  Photo John Bugeja
FATHER CHRISTMAS: in Gibraltar in 2018 (credit: John Bugeja)

The programme of events released by the Government is as follows:

  • 6:15pm – Performances by the Calpe Band, Band & Drums Association with the Sea Scouts Pipe & Drum Band, the St Anne’s Middle School Choir, GAMPA choir and Danza Academy
  • 7:15pm – Video Presentation
  • 7:30pm – Switch-on Christmas Lights ceremony
  • 7:40pm – Opening of Santa’s Grotto

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