On Sunday 26 November Pontefract Town Centre will kick off the festive season with a wholesome Christmas themed day out including the traditional switching on of the Christmas lights at 5:30pm!

Join us from midday in Pontefract to explore the speciality market with a festive twist bursting with local produce and those essential little stocking fillers!

Expect funfair rides and street entertainment to keep to whole family having fun. Don’t forget to pop into the indoor market hall to place your festive orders and check out the North Pole Letter Box where you can post all your letters to Santa.

Castleford and Pontefract District Lions Club CIO invite you to meet the big man himself at the official Santa’s Grotto at the town hall – £5 per child including a present with all proceeds going to local charities!

The stage entertainment with local acts and community groups will kick off from 2pm with compares Rhubarb Radio. Stage entertainment will carry on throughout the afternoon until the main switch on of the towns lights at 5:30pm.

Pontefract Castle Light Up will be on the 24 & 25 November. Find out more here.

    Access facilities

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Town Centre Precinct, Pontefract, WF8 1BD