Full list of Christmas light switch on dates for Portsmouth, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville, Fareham and Hayling Island

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Christmas lights will soon be turning on across the Portsmouth area. 

November has arrived and its less than two months until Christmas - so it’s time to get in the festive spirit. 

Christmas lights will be turned on at Gunwharf Quays next week. Picture: Steve Reid

Christmas lights will be turned on at Gunwharf Quays next week. Picture: Steve Reid

Here's when all the Christmas lights in our area will be turned on. 

Portsmouth

Gunwharf Quays 

The Christmas lights at the outlet shopping centre will be switched on during the fireworks extravaganza on Thursday, November 8. 

Southsea Christmas Lights

Thursday, November 15 - Palmerston Road from 4pm with light switch on at 6pm and firework display weather permitting. 

Free, fun family event with local acts, dance schools and entertainers, Local Authors Fair and Love Southsea Christmas market, a bar and children's rides.

READ MORE: This is when Gunwharf Quays will switch on its Christmas Lights

City Centre Christmas Lights

Thursday, November 22 - Commercial Road from 4pm with light switch on at 6pm and firework display weather permitting. 

Free, fun family event with local acts, dance schools and entertainers.  And the opening of the festive Christmas market in Commercial Road.

Cosham Christmas Light

Wednesday, November 28 - Cosham

Gosport 

The Christmas lights will be switched on Saturday, November 24. 

The festivities will begin at 3pm and the lights will be turned on at 5pm. 

ABBA Rival will be performing ABBA's greatest hits - while Bedenham School's Makaton Choir, the Gosport men’s shed choir and St John’s choir will also be performing. 

The lights will be switched on by the cast of New Theatre Royal’s Christmas show – Peter Pan – will be turning the lights on. 

READ MORE: Portsmouth Christmas market named one of best in UK

Fareham

Get in the festive spirit at Fareham's Victorian Christmas weekend between Saturday, November 24, and Sunday, November 25. 

Which will finish with the lights switch on at 4:30pm on November 25. 

There will be the market, food and drink stalls, plus street performers, reindeer, face painting, music performances, character walkabouts, a visit from Santa, fun fair rides and activities at Westbury Manor

Waterlooville 

Christmas lights switch-on at 5.15pm, Saturday, November 17.  

Music, stalls and a festive sing song taking place beforehand.

Santa's Grotto will be open every day except Sundays from Saturday, December 8 – Saturday, December 22 at the Waterlooville Library.

For opening times please visit www.facebook.com/WaterloovilleEvents.

Emsworth 

There will be carol singing in  Emsworth Square from 5.30pm on Friday, November 30 before the Christmas lights are switched-on at 6pm.

Hayling Island 

The Mengham Road shopping area Christmas lights will be switched-on from 5pm on Friday, December 7.