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Sponsorship - Peterborough Christmas Lights 2024

Each year, Peterborough City Council installs Christmas lights, a real Christmas tree and puts on a spectacular Christmas lights switch-on event that attracts thousands of visitors from all over the area. The lights switch-on is one of the major highlights of the city’s events calendar.

Throughout the end of November and the whole of December, visitors come into the city centre to see the lights, visit Santa and attend Christmas parties, and undertake Christmas shopping. Sponsoring Peterborough’s Christmas event is a great way to increase brand awareness among your local community, businesses and visitors. It is an opportunity for you to give back to the community and gain prime visibility for your business.

Together we can ensure Peterborough has light displays of which residents can be proud and visitors travel to see. 

Christmas tree in city centre 2023

3,000 people visit the Christmas lights switch-on event.


188,785 views on social media posts about the city centre at Christmas.


5,500 livestreaming views on Facebook and YouTube of the Christmas lights switch-on.

Peterborough Christmas lights sponsorship

Bronze £1,000

For £1,000 your brand will be included in all media releases with a special thank you for sponsoring the lights.

Silver £2,000

In addition to the Bronze package, your brand will also feature on our individual social media posts.

Gold £5,000

In addition to the Bronze and Silver packages, you will also receive a thank you at the Christmas light switch-on along with your brand being advertised on the big screen during the evening. Also, space along Bridge Street to have a stall to promote your business.

Christmas tree sponsorship

£2,000 - Christmas tree boards

By sponsoring the 2024 Christmas tree, this is a chance to have your branding on one of 10 boards around the tree's skirt, which will be in place for six weeks from November until 6 January 2025.

Peterborough’s Christmas tree always proves to be the prime location for families to take photos when they visit the city centre over the festive season. Often these photographs and videos are posted on their Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and X profiles which are shared with friends and family.

£7,000 - Christmas lights switch-on event

As the main sponsor of the Christmas lights switch-on event, you will have your branding on the banners at the side of the stage. You will also be promoted heavily across all our social media channels in the four-week run-up to the event.

A spokesperson from your organisation will be invited onto the stage for a short interview before the switch-on.

Interested in finding out more?


Telephone: 07825 901600 (answered during office hours - Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

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