Tonight is the big Christmas light switch on in Colchester town centre.

Here is a run down of today's events and fun to keep you entertained.

High Street

  • 2.30pm to 2.40pm - Ilaz School of Dance
  • 2.40pm to 2.50pm - Latin Rhythm
  • 2.5pm to 3pm - Stagecoach Choir and Dance Troop
  • 3pm to 3.15pm - Yazmin Wood
  • 3.15pm to 3.25pm - Jaz Skingle
  • 3.30pm to 5pm - The Mirror Belles Twinkle, Twinkle stilt walkers
  • 3.30pm to 5pm - Bubble Star Balloonist
  • 3.25pm to 4.25pm - Evolution College Choir and The Company
  • 4.25pm to 4.40pm - Mercury Theatre presents Cinderella's Ugly stepsisters
  • 4.45pm - Mayor of Colchester welcome
  • 4.50pm - Where's Stanta?
  • 4.55pm - Santa's magical arrival in town
  • 5pm - light switch-on

Culver Square

  • 11am to 11.30am - The Bombshells
  • 11.30am to 12pm - Ilaz Dance Company
  • 12pm to 1pm - Colchester Operactic Society
  • 1pm to 2pm - Colchester Citadel Salvation Army
  • 2pm to 2.30pm - Ilaz Dance Company
  • 2.30pm to 3pm - The Bombshells
  • 3pm to 3.45pm - Colchester Military Wives Choir
  • 3.45pm to 4pm - Jasmine Hood
  • 4pm to 5pm - Rock Choir
  • 5pm Christmas Lights Switch on
  • 5pm to 5.30pm - The Bombshells

Trinity Street, South Lanes and Lion Walk Christmas Market

  • 11am to 3pm - Entertainment, food and drinks stalls and more

The Minories Christmas Market

  • 10am to 4pm - Grab a glass of mulled wine and browse over 45 stalls with something for everyone
  • 11am to 3pm - – join Jan Williams for storytelling hour – wonderful Christmas stories for all to listen to