Christmas lights switch-on event cancelled over 'Covid uncertainty'

Ely Christmas lights 2020.

Ely Christmas lights 2020. - Credit: SAUD BEN-SAUD

Ely's annual Christmas lights switch-on event has been cancelled for 2021 due to "uncertainty" surrounding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The decision was made by the City of Ely Council, several months in advance of the now-cancelled event. 

The Mayor of Ely and chair of the City of Ely Council, Cllr Sue Austen, said: "Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty with Covid-19, the council has taken the decision not to proceed with the Christmas lights switch-on event this year.

"However, the council very much looks forward to providing the Christmas lights Illuminations and a Christmas shopping evening where these can be appreciated.

"More details regarding this will be published in due course.


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"The council is very grateful to all the volunteers that have helped, past and present, in providing the switch-on event in previous years.

"And also thank you to all those that are out in all weathers erecting the lights for us all to enjoy."


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