Lighting up the county – Christmas switch-on guide

PUBLISHED: 15:35 13 November 2013 | UPDATED: 15:35 13 November 2013

Letchworth Christmas light switch-on

Letchworth Christmas light switch-on


Wrap up the whole family, get yourself a glass of mulled wine, and join in the fun of watching Hertfordshire’s town’s illuminated for Christmas

St Albans

St Peters Street
Sunday November 17
(5.30pm light switch on)

All day entertainment for children and adults, including pantomime stars, street entertainers, Christmas market with food and gifts , fun fair and late night shopping


Welwyn Garden City

Town centre
Thursday November 21
Times to be confirmed 
(likely midday to 5pm)

Attractions include 
music, a funfair, gift stalls and food.



Market Place 
Friday November 22 
2pm to 8pm (7pm switch on)
Stalls and entertainment including Heart Radio presenter Stuart Miles, Lily Norman with The Christmas Belles, and Genie and the Jivebombers plus the Sundown Cinema Big Screen.

Switch on by Britain’s Got Talent finalist Gabz Gardiner.


Garden City

Leys Square

Friday November 22
4pm to 7pm

Entertainment begins at 
4pm with the arrival of 
Santa, followed by a music 
show with contemporary and traditional songs from local choirs. Bands Mr Speaker and The Fabulous Lounge Performers will also play. The light switch on will be followed by a firework display and carols from Letchworth’s Salvation Army Band. 
Food vendors, funfair rides, face painters and characters from SPAD’s performance of Aladdin at St Francis College Theatre will also be in the square.



Salisbury Square 
Friday November 22
(6.30pm switch on)

Market and entertainment from 3pm till 8pm, including Christmas market with food and crafts stalls, music stage show with Simon Ball Big Band, street performers, reindeers and Santa and funfair rides on Railway Street.


White Lion Square
November 23
Times to be confirmed (likely midday to 5pm)

Display and food stalls, funfair rides and music entertainment



Town centre 
Sunday November 24
midday to 6pm

Entertainment includes a fun fair, grotto, farmers’ market and music from Heart Radio.

Parking will be free in Harpenden Station car park from midday onwards.



Town Square
Thursday November 28 
4pm to 6.30pm (lights on at 6.30pm)

Music stage show with musicians Roxy Searle, Gabz Gardiner and Nadeem Leigh, plus the cast of the Gordon Craig Theatre panto Cinderella.

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