Braintree Light Switch on event
We’re pleased to announce that the Braintree Christmas Light Switch on event will take place on Saturday 17th November in Braintree Town Centre. We’ll be joined by Radio Essex and special guests to celebrate the start of the Christmas and switch on the lights. They’ll be some festive family fun entertainment, including performances from local upcoming singers, a school choir, dance group and more!
It will take place at the stage in Market Place (outside Tesco) at 5.30pm, with the George Yard Shopping Centre switch on at 5pm.
Christmas street market
A Christmas inspired street market will take over the streets of the town centre, George Yard and Braintree Town Hall where residents and visitors can browse over 60 stalls. From gourmet street food, a range of festive drinks, to arts and crafts, stocking fillers, homeware and gifts, there’s something for everyone.
Free entry to Braintree Museum, plus Christmas craft activities
Free museum entry, Christmas crafts & live music from local Ukulele Group all happening on Saturday 17th November at Braintree Museum.
Why not also visit their Christmas Shop whilst you’re there – your one stop shop for unique gifts and gorgeous festive decorations.
Elf Trail for the kids & receive a certificate from Father Christmas! Plus, it’s Free!
Due to the success of last year’s Reindeer Trail, we will be launching a free elf trail on Saturday 17th November where you can go on a journey through Braintree Town to find Father Christmas’ lost elves who are hiding in shops and window displays.
You’ll receive a certificate from Father Christmas when you complete the map and be in for a chance to win a festive hamper. Full details about how to take part and where to get a map will be available from 17th November.
To find out about events happening across
the district this Christmas, visit