Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex 2015 Christmas lights switch-ons

Find out when your local Christmas lights switch-on is taking place. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphot

Find out when your local Christmas lights switch-on is taking place. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Christmas Light celebrations for 2015 in Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex


Sunday November 29, 2015

2-5pm on the High Street

Festive attractions will include a Christmas market, and a raffle at Buckden’s lights switch-on event. Visitors can meet Santa in his grotto, before warming up with a glass of mulled wine in the nearby pubs and hotels. The lights will be switched on by one of the village’s unsung heroes, as voted for by residents.


Saturday, November 14, and Sunday, November 15, 2015

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On Saturday 14th, from 2pm, Peppa Pig will make an appearance at The Grafton alongside Heart FM as part of this year’s Christmas lights festivities.

On Sunday 15th, entertainment at the Market Square will begin from midday, which will include choirs, dance troupes, a hula hoop demonstration and a sepecial performance from the Corn Exchange. Heart FM will welcome guests to turn on the lights. This year X Factor contestants and local girl band PYT will do the honours.

There will be a host of entertainment between midday and 4pm on both days.


Friday November 27, 2015

Ely Market Place. Live acts, stalls and a craft fair.

Acts start at 4pm and the lights are turned on at 6.45pm. Telephone: 07902015598


Sunday November 22, 2015

The Harpenden Christmas Carnival. The event is held in conjunction with the monthly Farmer’s Market. Acts on stage from 12 noon. Procession runs along the High Street at 3pm, and the lights are switched on at 5pm. A Santa’s Grotto will be open all day at Thompsons Close.


Saturday November 21, 2015

Paddington will appear at Hatfield’s Christmas lights event. There will be fun fair rides, street entertainers and the chance to meet Father Christmas. The fun, in Hatfield town centre, starts at 1pm and the lights will be switched on around 5pm.


Friday November 28, 2015

Hertford Christmas Gala

4.30pm - 8.15pm

Held at Hertford Town Centre. Lights are switched on around 6.30pm.

Website: http://www.hertford.gov.uk


Sunday November 22, 2015

Taking place at Market Square, Huntingdon Community Radio FM will be linking the various activities and introducing local acts. There will be free face painting and balloon modelling plus an appearance Father Christmas! The event takes place from 1pm-5pm.

Letchworth Garden City

Saturday November 21, 2015

Leys Square

Enjoy live performances, a Christmas market and get to meet Santa. There will also be a fireworks display.

Saffron Walden

Sunday November 29, 2015


Market Square

Christmas market, fun day and festive lights switch-on. The market will run from 10am-5pm and include stalls selling a range of products. The lights will be switched on by Father Christmas and the Mayor at 4.15pm.

St Albans

Sunday November 15, 2015

The Christmas lights switch-on is the culmination of an afternoon of entertainment starting at 12 noon. Local groups and acts, including The Polka Dot Dolls and Excel Performing Arts, will be performing live on the stage throughout the afternoon. There will also be a small market with traders selling festive and seasonal goods and a food arena with local restaurants and professional caterers providing festive feasts. Families can also visit Father Christmas at Santa’s Grotto. He will be supported by members of the Rotary Club of St Albans Verulamium.

St Neots

Sunday November 29, 2015


Market Square

Dazzling displays are promised with fireworks, plus a larger Christmas market, children’s craft area, and an appearance from Santa and his reindeer. Guests can also enjoy a fun fair and live performances from local bands and performance groups. Adding to the festivities will be plenty of tasty treats to try such as roasted chestnuts and mulled wine. For more information email events@stneots-tc.gov.uk or visit www.stneots-tc.gov.uk/events.


Thursday November 26, 2015

The main event starts at 4pm with Heart fm’s Stuart and Natalie. Lots of Hertfordshire talent will be a part of the event including The Warriorz Performing Arts Academy, Roxy Searle, X Factor finalist Charlie Healy and more. Lights are switched on at 6.30pm.

Welwyn Garden City

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The lights will be switched on outside the steps from the Howard Centre entrance. There will be lots of fun for the family with music and entertainment on offer. Festivities start at 2.30pm.


Sunday November 29, 2015


Held at Wisbech Market Place. Entertainment and fun for all the family.

Lights switched on at 5pm.