Christmas Lights Switch-On Fun Day
Venue: High Street and Market Square, Stony Stratford
Date: 02 Dec 2017
To visit the website for Stony Lights go to: www.stonylights.org.
This year's Christmas Lights Switch-On Fun Day will be held on Saturday, 2nd December 2017. The Lights will be switched on at 5pm!
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!
Thousands of people will come into Stony Stratford for the switching on of the lights but many miss out on all the other activities that go on around the town during the day and make it a full day’s experience:
WATLINGFEST: Each year we have a wealth of local musical talent performing on the stage in the Market Square from 12.30 to 4.20pm. There is always a good mix of musical genres and this year is no exception. Watch out for the programme on our website.
CIRCUS SKILLS: Concrete Circus will be setting up on the Market Square from 12.30pm to encourage children to have a go at juggling, unicycling, tight-rope walking and other circus skills. So why not bring the kids down to have a go.
MORRIS DANCING:Morris dancers are often seen around Stony Straford but if you have missed this experience or want to see them again, you will be treated to a range of different styles and colourful costumes from 10.30am to 3.30pm
FUNFAIR: Funfair rides are a regular feature of Stony Light’s Fun Day both on the High Street and in the Market Square.
POETRY SHOWCASE/BARDIC TRIALS: This is becoming a regular feature of the Fun Day. Taking place in the library, it is your opportunity to get out of the cold and warm yourselves to the some of the poetic delights of our local poets.
STONY STORY WALKS: Why not join Red Phoenix as she weaves her stories on a walk around the town.
SANTA’S GROTTO: Santa will be setting up his grotto in the library as part of his busy schedule to delight the children of Stony.
And of course we must not forget all the stalls that will be selling their festive wares on the High Street.
For more information, keep a look out on our website: www.stonylights.org or our Facebook page: Christmas Lights at Stony Stratford.