Erewash Borough Council proudly organises annual and one off events across the borough.

Christmas Lights Switch On Events:

Christmas Light Switch On events are held every year in both Long Eaton and Ilkeston Town Centres.  Wonderful family music and entertainment, traditional bands, family funfair, street entertainers, market, a magical lantern procession as part of the Erewash Festival of Light programme...and of course a visit from Santa himself.

Long Eaton Market Place - Thursday 28 November 2019
Ilkeston Market Place - Friday 29 November 2019

Countdown to Christmas:
Erewash Borough Council is looking for local entertainers who would like to perform at our popular Christmas lights switch on events, in Long Eaton and Ilkeston

If you feel you have something special to offer the borough's biggest festive celebration. Individuals, local clubs, schools or voluntary organisations interested in taking part, should contact Helena Richardson on 0115 9072244 ext 3036 or email:

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
0115 907 2244
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