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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.


You will find the following stallholders at this year’s Christmas lights switch-on:

  • Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society
  • Beerfeast
  • Bournemouth Bag Company
  • Bubble’s & Hops Mobile Bar
  • CMF Designs
  • Crêpe Britain
  • Dogs Trust
  • Duo Delights Bakery
  • Farnham Town Council
  • Farnham Veterinary Hospital
  • Flashing noveltys
  • Fused glass by Donna
  • Gorilla Spirits Co
  • Hedgehogs (selling 2024 calendars)
  • Hell’s Bakery
  • Ladda Thai Cuisine
  • Lions (selling advent calendars)
  • Loxwood Meadworks
  • Roberts of Dorset
  • Santas Grotto
  • Star Medical
  • Surrey Wildlife Trust
  • The Coffee Can Cafe
  • The German grill
  • The Little Candle Boutique
  • The Woodland Pig Co.
  • Village Spirit Collective
  • Wessex Distillery
  • Woodlarks camp site trust
  • Zooniverse Designs

Thank you to the sponsors of the Christmas lights switch-on

Principal sponsor of Christmas in Farnham

Farnham Veterinary Hospital logo featuring a cat and dog

Gold sponsor of the Christmas lights switch-on

Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society logo

Bronze sponsor of the Christmas lights switch-on

Shaw Gibbs logo

How to get involved 

Find out how to apply to have a stall or to be one of the performers.

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

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