Farnham Town Council is delighted to announce that the town’s Christmas lights will be switched on by the Paralympic gold medallist Rachel Morris on Saturday 19 November.

The festivities are sponsored by Specsavers Farnham and will begin at 1pm on Gostrey Meadow. The afternoon will include back-to-back singing, dancing and performances by local schoolchildren, dance and theatre groups and bands.

As the grand switch-on approaches, cast members from Sleeping Beauty and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will whip up some excitement by giving a preview of the pantomimes being held at the Princes Hall, Aldershot and The Harlington Centre, Fleet.

Councillor Jill Hargreaves, Lead Member for Tourism and Events says: “At 4.30pm, the moment everybody has been waiting for will arrive. After a countdown from ten, the Mayor of Farnham and double gold medallist Rachel Morris will switch-on Farnham’s Christmas lights and declare the start of the festive season.

“We feel honoured that Rachel has agreed to switch-on the lights in her home town. She has had an amazing year and we are very proud of her achievements.”

As well the live entertainment on the stage, there will be many side stalls and attractions including a live nativity, funfair rides, face painting and the Farnham Maltings’ pop up craft.

Younger children will be able to visit Father Christmas in his grotto and receive a free gift. Donations will be collected by the Farnham Hedgehogs on behalf of the Mayor’s charity, which is the Ridgeway Community School and is for children with severe and complex learning difficulties.

A detailed programme showing the timings for the stage entertainment can be seen on our Christmas pages.

Christmas in Farnham is sponsored by:

  • Specsavers – Principal sponsor
  • Personnel Selection – Gold sponsor
  • The Duke of Cambridge, The Botanist, The Bush Hotel, Kidd Rapinet Solicitors, hotcake TV and Packhouse.
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