When are the Christmas Lights being switched on in South Leeds?

It might still be November, but Christmas is definitely on its way and communities around South Leeds are preparing to switch on their own local Christmas Lights. Here’s a full rundown:


Hunslet Tenants & Residents Association are first out of the blocks this Friday 18 November 2022. Join them in Church Street from 6pm. There will be hot chocolate, mince pie or biscuits, stalls, and Santa. Hilary Benn MP will switch on the lights at 6:30pm.

Belle Isle

Pupils from Windmill Primary School will sing carols from 3:30pm on Wednesday 23 November at Belle Isle Circus. The lights will be switched on at 4pm.

Hunslet Carr

Hunslet Carr Residents Association and Hunslet Carr Primary School invite you the lights switch on at Welcome to Hunslet Carr Square (junction of Balm Road and Moor Road) on Thursday 24 November. The School choir will sing carols from 5pm with the lights switched on at 5:30pm.


Join the Salvation Army band to sing carols from 6pm outside Nisa (formerly the Co-op) on Town Street on Thursday 24 November. The lights will be switched on at 6:15pm followed by refreshments (hot dog or burger) at Beeston Parish Centre.


Join children from local schools to sing carols at 3:30pm on Thursday 1 December at Middleton Park Circus. The lights will be switched on at 4pm.

There are no formal switch on events in Cottingley or Holbeck this year.


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