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South Somerset District Council is happy to, once again, be supporting the Yeovil Christmas Light Switch-On, which is returning this year alongside a number of exciting, festive events.

After restrictions saw the need for a virtual switch-on last year, we are very pleased to see the safe return of the Christmas Light Switch-on, which is organised and hosted by Love Yeovil. It is taking place in Yeovil Town Centre on 19 November and will kick off this year's The Festival of Light theme. The annual lantern parade will be held separately at a later date, 17 December, to allow people space to gather safely.

Love Yeovil, The Octagon Theatre and Westlands Entertainment Venue will also be hosting a number of events and performances in the build up to Christmas to get you in the festive spirit!

Cllr Peter Gubbins said, “After such a challenging year, it is great to see so many events taking place in Yeovil this Christmas. The Christmas Light Switch-On has been a much loved event for many years, so being able to host this safely in the town centre once again is fantastic news for the community.”

View the event timetable below:

19 November - Christmas Light Switch-On

  • Friday 19 November, 5pm – 6.45pm
  • St John’s Church Green
  • Christmas lights with music and street performance

20 November & 4 December – Free Lantern making workshop – SOLD OUT

  • Saturday 20 November and Saturday 4 December, 10am – 4pm
  • Methodist Church
  • Book in advance online at

26 November – 23 December – Live music

  • Selected days from Friday 26 November to Thursday 23 December
  • Middle Street, Yeovil
  • See for more details

27 November – Santa’s Post Office opens

  • Opens Saturday 27 November
  • 19/20 High Street
  • Every weekend from 27 November to 18 December, then open daily from 18 to 23 December

27 November – Christmas Local Produce Independent Market

  • Saturday 27 November
  • Town centre – King George Street, St John’s green, Middle Street and the Quedam
  • Brand new Christmas local produce independent market

3 December – 2 January – Mother Goose Pantomime

  • The original pantomime!
  • Friday 3 December to Sunday 2 January
  • Octagon Theatre
  • Book tickets online at or by calling the Box Office on 01935 422884

6 December & 20 December – Andre Rieu: Christmas with Andre

  • Sing and dance away to lovely Christmas carols, romantic waltzes and beautiful melodies
  • Monday 6 December and Monday 20 December
  • Westlands Entertainment Venue, Sofa Layout
  • Book tickets online:

10 December - Christmas Dinner and Dance 2021

  • Three course Christmas meal and live band
  • Friday 10 December, dinner 7:30pm, band 9:30pm
  • Westlands Entertainment Venue
  • Book tickets online:

11 December - Christmas Party Night with DT8

17 December  - Lantern Parade

  • Friday 17 December, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Start and finish at St John's church
  • LED stilt walkers and marching band

17 December - A Christmas Celebration

  • A night of Christmas classics
  • Friday 17 December, 7:30pm
  • Octagon Theatre
  • Book tickets online at

18 December - Back to the 80s: Featuring From Gold To Rio

  • Confetti, balloons and your favourite tunes from the 80’s and Christmas
  • Saturday 18 December, 8pm to 1pm
  • Westlands Entertainment Venue
  • Age Restriction:18+
  • Book tickets online:

22 December - Castaway Christmas Spectacular

  • Castaway Theatre Group Christmas show
  • Wednesday 22 December, 2pm and 7pm
  • Westlands Entertainment Venue, Main Hall
  • Book tickets online:

23 December - Christmas Family Disco 2021

As part of The Festival of Light theme, Yeovil Library will be hosting a special light projection featuring the Shapes of Yeovil project artwork.

Measures will be in place to ensure all events are Covid-safe. Please sanitise hands, wear a face covering and maintain social distancing where possible

For more information on the Christmas Light Switch-On and other events in the town centre, visit the Love Yeovil website

For tickets and bookings, visit and

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