Stony Stratford Christmas Lights Switch-On Fun Day 2022
Venue: High Street & Market Square, Stony Stratford
Date: 26 Nov 2022
Stony Lights Fun Day 2022
The immensely popular Christmas Lights Switch-On Fun Day is back on “full throttle” again this year. It will be held on Saturday, 26th November. Sadly, we had to curtail the activities last year as a result of a combination of Covid and predicted high winds. For those who have never experienced it before, 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 enchanting, twinkling lights, and excitement builds as the festive season is officially launched following the town’s Christmas Lights Switch-On Fun Day.
Thousands of people will come into Stony Stratford for the switching on of the Christmas Lights but many miss out on all the other activities that go on around the town during the day to 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 about 11.30am 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 Stratford 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.
STONY STRATFORD STORY STROLL: Why not join Red Phoenix as she weaves her stories on a walk around the town starting at 10.30am.
SANTA’S GROTTO: Santa will be making a stop off in the Market Square in Stony Stratford as part of his busy schedule to delight the children from 11.30am to 3.00pm.
Your very own community station, Stony Radio, will be broadcasting from The Crown between 11am and 5pm. Pop in and say hello to any of the presenters and let them know how you’re enjoying the day. Also, hidden around the High St and Market Square will be some Stony Radio coasters. Find one and bring it to Stony Radio in the Crown and you will win a small prize (and you get to keep the priceless coaster!)
And of course, we must not forget all the stalls that will be selling their festive wares on the High Street.
Finally, as it gets dark, the lantern parade will meander down London Road to the High Street and into the Market Square in time for the countdown, then the lights will be turned on followed by some community carol singing to get the Christmas celebrations off to a fine start!’ Please note that it can get very crowded at this time and therefore we advise that people do not bring dogs into a crowded area.
For more information, about all the events that are taking place on this wonderful family day, keep a look out on our website: www.stonylights.org or our Facebook page: Christmas Lights at Stony Stratford.