Christmas Festival of Lights 2016


10th November 2016




Christmas Festival of Lights 2016


This year’s Christmas Festival of Lights, organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services, for the Ministry of Culture and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority will be held at on Friday 18th November 2016 at John Mackintosh Square.


The entertainment will be presented by Christian Santos and commences at 6pm with live music, song and dance. The switching-on of the Christmas Lights will be as from 7pm and will be conducted by the Minister for Culture, the Hon Steven Linares together with Naim Hasisen from St Martin’s School. A special appearance by Father Christmas and his elves will be a great recipe to welcome the season of good will.


Programme of events at John Mackintosh Square include:


5.30pm to 7.30pm       Art and Crafts Market

                                       Mulled wine, port and mince pies


6pm                                           Performances by the Sea Scouts Pipe & Drum Band, St Anne’s Middle School Choir and Urban Dance   


7pm                                           Video Presentation and Switch-on Christmas Lights ceremony


7.13pm                         Father Christmas special appearance


7.15pm                         Gibraltar Youth Choir



Following the switching-on ceremony, the illuminations will thereafter come on, automatically, every day until the 6th January 2017. As customary they will remain on throughout the nights of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and the 5th January 2017. The organisers invite everyone in Gibraltar to attend.