Santa, sleigh and reindeers are latest addition to Southport switch on this Saturday (21 November 2015)

We’re delighted to announce that, joining the big celebrity stage line and all the activities for young ones at the switch on this Saturday, the people of Southport will now also get the chance to see Santa in his sleigh with genuine reindeer from 1pm until 4pm on Lord Street. Children can even sit in the sleigh and meet Santa and his reindeers plus receive a gift with tickets available from C’Espresso and Plaza Cards on the day. We recommend people arrive before 1pm as places will be limited.

“We at the BID are delighted to working closely with the Plaza Monument Parade of shops to bring Santa and the reindeers to Southport for the switch on. They’ll be a great pull for the event, this type of partnership working is what the BID is all about.”

Full guide to the 2015 Southport Christmas Lights switch on

Southport BID now reveal the big star stage line up for Southport Christmas Lights on Saturday 21st November 

• Major recording artist and X Factor winner Sam Bailey

• Mr Bloom from MR Bloom’s Nursery on CBeebies who will be also performing a 45 minute stage version of his hit show.

• The Sons of Pitches – seriously hip Reality TV champion a capella choir – Joe Hinds from the group is a Southport lad.

• Soul legend Jaki Graham

• Singer songwriter Leddra Chapman

• Up and coming local band and winners of the Radio City Audition Awards, The Ambition

• David Lonsdale and Claire Simmo fomr the STCC panto

• Winner of Southport’s Got Talent Lewis Maxwell

• Southport Spotlights musical medley group

This year’s switch-on takes place on a Saturday. No Christmas parade this year, with Lord Street closed so crowds can watching the an array of entertainment on display on the main stage, while wondering around the fantastic shops in the town.

Take a look at the full line-up for this year’s action-packed Southport Christmas Lights Switch-on

From 10am

Head to British Heart Foundation shop on Lord Street where the kids can meet Santa and write their Christmas letters, thanks to the Plaza Monument parade of shops.

From 11am

The vintage fair inside the Atkinson opens. It will be on throughout the day

From 12pm 

The main activity starts with music, stalls and entertainments in the switch on area and the opening of the Magical Elf Workshop Forest in the Monument square.

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Horse and carriage rides with Santa.
Family ticket – 3 people for £20
Single tickets £10.
Tickets on sale at Plaza Cards and C’espresso


Mr Bloom from CBeebies will be taking to the big stage to do a 45 minute show.


Smooth FM take over the stage with various acts and entertainment:

BabyBallet Jo Lloyd (Smooth presenter and singer)

The Ambition (local band)

Lewis Maxwell (winner of Southport’s Got Talent)

Myth of Unity (band)

The Sons of Pitches

Southport Spotlights musicals’ medley

Leddra Chapman

Jaki Graham

Sam Bailey

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There will be local choirs, bands, singers, dancers and entertainments and more on Chapel Street and elsewhere during the day too plus extra surprises around the town centre including surprise visits from the Starkidz Elves.


The BIG lights switch on by Sam Bailey

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