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Christmas lights switch-on 2023

Anita Dobson switching the Christmas lights on

Find out what's happening at this year's Christmas lights switch-on.

Head to Farnham on Saturday 18 November for the Christmas lights switch-on.

When and where

The fun will start at 1pm on Gostrey Meadow. The lights will be switched on at 4.30pm by the Mayor of Farnham.

What’s happening

Throughout the afternoon, there will be free, live entertainment from schools, theatre groups, dance companies and local bands. You can expect to hear traditional carols, see dancing and Christmas performances.


Attractions include:

  • A free live nativity
  • Santa’s Grotto – children will receive a free gift
  • Children’s fairground rides
  • Face-painting
  • Craft table
  • Food and drink
  • Festive stalls
  • Performances from local schools and theatre groups.


See our sponsorship guide if you are interested in supporting Farnham’s Christmas Lights Switch-On:

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