Central Milton Keynes will be lit up with thousands of twinkling, sparkly lights on Saturday 17 November, marking the start of the countdown to Christmas. Milton Keynes Business Improvement District, MyMiltonKeynes, together with partners will host the city centre’s light switch on, free for everyone to enjoy at intu Milton Keynes.
Hosted by Ivan and Emma from Heart breakfast, it promises to be a festive feast of fun with music, dance and fireworks. From 4pm, there will be entertainment at intu Milton Keynes, before the lights go on at 5pm and Christmas officially begins. The switch-on will take place between Gap and Hollister – more details will be released nearer the time.
‘Tis (of course!) the season to be jolly, so intu Milton Keynes has the most exciting calendar of events planned this yuletide, designed to send those warm, fuzzy Christmas feelings soaring!
As part of the festive extravaganza, from 17 November there will also be a traditional carousel, roasted chestnuts, and sweet treats on the mall. Oak Court will be filled with an indoor Alpine Village, complete with a bar & fire pit – the perfect cosy spot for you to merrily sip on warm mulled wine, spiced cider and hot chocolate! Look out for a list of activities taking place in this hot spot throughout December.
MK’s glorious carol singers, school choirs and bands will return from Friday 7 December onwards, filling shoppers with magical Christmas spirit – join in or listen as the festive music fills the malls! And they’ll be joined by our much-loved gift wrappers from Saturday 8, who will make the pressies under your Christmas tree look they’ve been wrapped by Santa himself.
But that’s not all – on Saturday 1 December, intu Milton Keynes’ Etsy Market will take place, bringing together 80 stalls of handcrafted goods – perfect for stuffing those Christmas stockings and filling the bottom of the tree with original gifts for your loved ones.
And don’t forget Black Friday on 23 November. Get a head start on the Christmas shopping, with bargains to be had left, right and centre from intu Milton Keynes’ retailers. Don’t miss out!
Shelley Peppard, general manager at intu Milton Keynes, said: “intu Milton Keynes is fast becoming the city’s top spot for Christmas fun and we plan to make this year our most festive yet. We hope to see you there!”