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A festive day out with free activities for all the family. Take part in the glowing lantern parade celebrating the 12 days of Christmas, watch the Tree of Light Ceremony with a little love in Kings Square, or join the singing and hear Gloucester Cathedral Carol Service a ringing.

The Tree of Light Switch On in Kings Square - Saturday 18 November at 5pm

Don’t miss the Tree of Light switch-on, where you will find Father Christmas, the City’s Mayor, Councillor Kathy Williams, the President of the Rotary Club of Gloucester, Chris Rawlins, and others, all hosted by BBC Radio Gloucestershire.  Every November and December, The Tree of Light shines brightly in The Oxebode, Kings Square, Gloucester. First launched in 2011, the huge tree adorned with thousands of lights has raised £86,000 for the local people of Gloucester and for local charities alike. Please support the Tree of Light by leaving a message and making a small donation to help us help others. Every penny counts and goes directly to support local causes. 


Bright Nights Christmas is kindly supported by the following partners: Gloucester City Council and Gloucester BID.  

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The Tree of Light in Kings Square


Kings Square, 33 St Aldate's St, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1RP

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Season (18 Nov 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Saturday17:00 - 18:00

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