Christmas Lights Switch-on Events

Find out about all the switch-on events in the district on this page. Some of the lights are already on and looking lovely!


Wheathampstead Christmas Lights Switch On

Date: Thursday 30th November 2017
Time: 5.45pm to 8pm

Bring the children to see Santa, have fun on even more fairground rides, sample local shops and businesses and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies. See the Wheathampstead Parish Council website for more information.

Southdown Christmas Lights Switch On

Date: Friday 1st December 2017
Time: starts at 5:30pm. Lights on at 6pm. 

The Southdown Christmas Light Switch on event will be held on Friday 1st December 2017 starting at 5.30pm. As ever it promises to be a brilliant family event with many great attractions including carol singing and folk dancing from the English miscellany, children’s fairground rides, shops opening late and a range of Christmas stalls. The Christmas lights will be switched on by the Town Mayor at 6.00pm.

See the Harpenden Town Council website for more information.

Redbourn Christmas Market

Redbourn Christmas Market 190x150Date: Sunday 3rd December 2017
Time: 11am to 5pm 

Experience the best of Redbourn at their annual winter festival. Visit the pretty historic village of Redbourn to celebrate authentic and quality local crafts, food and music. 80+ stalls overflowing with delicious food, beautiful crafts and gift ideas; seasonal music showcasing the best local talent; Yule raffle with lots of amazing prizes from local businesses, plus Santa Claus! See the Redbourn Christmas Market website for more information.

London Colney Christmas Lights Switch On

Date: Sunday 3rd December 2017
Time: from approx. 3.30-6.30pm

The annual Lights Switch on takes place at Chester Gibbons Green, on High Street, London Colney. The official lights will be turned on at 5.30pm.

Batford Christmas Lights Switch On

Date: Sunday 10th December 2017
Time: Winter Wonderland runs from 1-5pm followed by the Lights Switch On.

Harpenden Town Mayor will be attending and switching on the Batford Christmas lights at Batford Corner. See the Harpenden Town Council website for more information. 

Christmas Wonderland at Batford Springs is a Brand New Event for 2017 that will bring a great deal of festive fun for the families of Batford and surrounding area. Along with the the main man himself being in attendance in his sleigh, a full afternoons entertainment scheduled and festive stalls and an unbelievable raffle prize that is enough to make anyone's Christmas this year! 

Where the lights are already on...

Christmas Lights switch on 190x150St Albans Christmas Lights Switch On and Christmas Market Launch

Sunday 26th November 2017 
Time: 12noon to 6pm 

An afternoon of entertainment throughout the city followed by the lights switch-on at 5pm. Choose from 3 different switch-on locations:

- Taxi Rank Stage on St Peters Street
- Clock Tower on High Street
- Christmas Market in Vintry Garden outside St Albans Cathedral.

Harpenden Christmas Carnival

Sunday 26th November 2017 
Time: 12noon - 6pm 

A spectacular event encompassing a carnival procession, charity stalls, a Farmers Market, turning on of the Town's Christmas lights, fairground rides and festive shopping.