Poor weather has cancelled tonight’s Christmas Lights Switch On Party in Cosham High Street. A combination of rain, wind and low temperatures have been predicted locally, enough to make the stage unsafe for children and professionals to perform.

Cosham’s Christmas Lights and decorations including the tree are already in place and will still be switched on remotely.

A spokesperson from Portsmouth City Council said :

“We’re very sorry to have to make the decision to cancel the switch on event in Cosham tonight but the safety of our performers has to come first. ”

The Christmas Lights Switch On Party in Cosham is part of a series of Christmas events to support local high streets. The parties that ran in Commercial Road and Southsea attracted over 6000 people.

For the latest on Christmas events in Portsmouth visit https://rediscoverportsmouth.co.uk/events/christmas-in-portsmouth/