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The magical season of Christmas kicks off in spectacular style in Redcar Town Centre for an evening of stunning visual displays, performance, music, lights, and all-around joy until the big switch on moment at 5.30pm.

Following on from last year’s Illumination Parade, Redcar & Cleveland are serving a creative spectacle to the town of Redcar with representatives from schools and community groups throughout the borough as they Deck the Shores! Over 200 participants will throng the streets with artwork created with professional artists, including lanterns costumes and exciting visual spectacles that will light up the route from the Civic Centre to Redcar Town Clock.

The parade will also be decked with professional performers, with the sights, sounds and smells of everything festive whilst being entertained by outstanding musical artists Sisi as well as Groove Inc for a little bit of soul, funk, and Christmas classics, supported by the emerging talents of Tuned In’s young people. The event will be compered by BBC Tees’s Scott Makin.

The ‘Deck the Shores’ Illumination Parade begins at 4pm from the Civic Centre, so wrap up warm and follow the crowds on a truly inspiring route of party!

And the big button will be pressed by three community Christmas stars at 7pm– three community champions nominated by the community for their acts of kindness over the past year – along with the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland.

Free to attend – just drop in across the event.

Opening Times

Redcar High Street Festive Fun– 2.30pm
Main Stage Programme – 3.30pm
Illumination Parade – 4pm
Light Switch On – 5.30pm




Address: High Street, Redcar, UK

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