Cabot Circus Christmas Lights

Cabot Circus is one of the developments in the Hammerson portfolio which opened in 2008. The centre is the main shopping district in Bristol’s city centre, offering a wide variety of shops and dining options.


Cabot Circus approached We Are Placemaking to produce their annual Lights Switch On event – this year they wanted a fun and exciting alternative to the traditional Christmas theme, which the team would curate and produce.

This was a new venue for the Placemaking team and lots of considerations needed to be made during the planning stages, including crowd management, weight loadings, access and much more.


Creative production

Event production and management

Sourcing, management and audit of all suppliers

Curation of schedule and onsite show calling for countdown moment

ESMP and Risk Assessments


Fully styled event space including light design and themed props

Christmas Carnival parade with 5 drummers and 7 dancers, dance routine and choreographed countdown moment

Over 6,000 attendees to the switch on event