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Virtual Christmas Lights Switch On

We are pleased to announce a very special, very unique take on this year's Christmas Lights Switch Ons.

Gather the family, pop on your favourite Christmas jumper and from the comfort of your own home enjoy a hilarious, South Tyneside Christmas Lights Switch On adventure!

Dennis is feeling a little glum and not feeling festive at all. Now, that won't do. Will a little help from Arbuthnot, Dame Bella, and even the Mayor & Mayoress of South Tyneside, provide him more cheer? A very special visitor from the North Pole might be just what he needs, spreading magic and light across the South Tyneside night.

Join us to discover this very festive and funny tale...

Once Upon a Time in South Tyneside

We do hope you like our short (but very special) pre-recorded film and would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas.

The Virtual Christmas Light Switch On Tale is a collaboration between South Tyneside Council, the Customs House, Balfour Beatty, Wycombe 89 Media and, of course, Santa himself. It is being produced in strict accordance with the Government guidance in place.

The Christmas lights are now sparkling across the Borough. We would love to see any pictures of these, or of your own home in festive decoration. Email your images to or share on facebook at South Tyneside Events or Love South Tyneside.