Christmas Lights Switch On Day

Stony Stratford Christmas Lights Switch On Fun Day

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Every Christmas Stony Stratford glitters and shines with magical, twinkling lights, and excitement builds as the festive season is officially launched following the town’s Christmas Lights Switch-On Fun Day.

During the run up to Christmas, the shops, pubs, hotels and businesses with viewable window space put  up window displays. There will be a competition for the best window to be chosen by the public. For several weekends during November, you will see a cheerful team of volunteers dangling from ladders, testing light bulbs in trees, erecting trees and lights all over the town and generally enjoying making Stony Stratford look beautiful.

There will be stalls in the High Street and Market Place all day, along with street entertainers and a vibrant fun fair for all ages. The lantern parade will meander down London Road to the High Street as it gets dark, then the lights will be turned on as celebrations are set in full swing!

Go to what's on to find out about Switch On Day this year.

Christmas Lights at Stony Stratford (CLASS)

Christmas Lights at Stony Stratford (CLASS) organises the Switch-On Fun Day but not the lights themselves or Lantern Parade. CLASS meets 6 - 8 times a year to plan the event. In many ways, this has become much simpler, with lots of the main issues being "same as last year, but not as cold, please". The main work is to organise the publicity, the day's entertainment, manage the finances and to make sure all the "boxes have been ticked". Each committee member has a portfolio covering an aspect of the event.

The Street Market is a major feature of the day and we welcome enquiries from anyone interested in a market pitch. (CLASS provides a limited number of market stalls or tables under cover).

If you have a query regarding the Switch-On Fun Day, including the Market, we may be contacted on:



If you would like to volunteer with the Christmas Lights team, please contact David Odell on 01908 562146, or

The Christmas Lights Switch On Day team are looking for volunteers to help out on the day and in the run up to Switch On Day. If you are interested in helping out for just a few hours or longer, then please contact Keith Smith on 01908 569346, or email him at