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For many this heralds the start of Christmas in Middlesbrough! Celebrate the start of the winter season with a visit to the Christmas markets and festive fairground. Join the police interceptors and Tom Campbell from Heart FM North East, Middlesbrough FC footballers and Flame Oz as we illuminate Centre Square! 

The fun starts from 5pm with the opening of the Christmas Markets and Fairground. From 6pm enjoy performances on stage from MTH Community Choir and Serinette followed by the hugely popular and stunning Flame Oz.

The grand finale will see the skies above Centre Square light up with a festive firework display - a great event for all the family! 

New for 2017 - don’t miss our spectacular fireworks finale!!

FREE event. 

See you there! #magicalmbro

Middlesbrough Christmas Lights Switch On in association with the Cleveland Centre, Middlesbrough. 

Centre Square

Surrounded by the Town Hall, Civic Centre, Central Library and mima Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, this modernised public square also includes the London 2012 Live Site and Big Screen Middlesbrough.

Centre Square is the perfect spot to bring a picnic, watch the world go by and enjoy a varied programme of arts and events.