Christmas Lights Switch On Day

Stony Stratford Christmas Lights Switch On Fun Day

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The immensely popular Christmas Lights Switch On Fun Day is held in late November or early December. Stony’s Christmas Lights display, launched with a magical family day of Christmas fun, is one of the best around! 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, as Stony Stratford Business Association organise 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. During the Fun Day, there will be stalls in the High Street and Market Place all day, along with Morris dancing and other street entertainers, a vibrant fun fair for all ages and our music event, WatlingFest. Each year we have a wealth of local musical talent performing on the stage in the Market Square from about midday to 4.20pm. There is always a good mix of musical genres to meet everyone’s taste. 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!’ 

This year's Switch-On Day will be held on Saturday, 30th November 2019. 

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 we may be contacted on:, or go to for further information. Or for specific enquiries regarding the event please contact the following:

Keith Smith, Chair of CLASS
Mobile:  07775500084, Email:

Bob Adams, Licensing, Road Closure & Traffic Management
Mobile: 07966444181, Email:

Georgie Grogan, Secretary
Mobile: 07986887826

Richard Woodward, Treasurer & Website Administrator
Mobile: 07985110270, Email:

Robin Roy, Stalls and Concessions Co-ordinator
Mobile: 07591680046, Email:


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