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Christmas lights switch ons

Get into the Christmas spirit and visit some of the spectacular light switch ons in East Herts!

Hertford - 'Start Christmas in Hertford' in the town centre

24th November (3.30pm - 8.00pm): The annual Christmas Gala event will showcase Christmas markets, street entertainment, performance stage, reindeer petting area and stalls, Christmas grotto and Christmas tree light switch on. For more information take a look at the Hertford Town Council website.

Sawbridgeworth Christmas Lights Switch-On & Fayre

25 November (from 4:30pm):Located in the bell street car park and the lights are expected to be turned on at 6:30pm. Come along and celebrate this community event. More details can be found at the Sawbridgeworth Town Council webiste

Buntingford High Street, Love of Lights

24 November (from 18:00pm): Buntingford's annual Lights of Love Ceremony -in partnership with the Isabel Hospice- is back for 2017, combined with the Late Night Shopping Evening where their the official switching on of the Christmas lights in Buntingford will take place. More information is available on the Buntingford Chamber of Commerce website.

Welwyn Garden City

16 November (3pm - 7pm): The lights will be switched on at 6:30pm. Christmas is coming to Welwyn Garden City! Build up to the switch on starts from 3.00pm where there will be a street food market, reindeer, fun fair, a giant snow globe and more! For more details visit the Hitchin Mummy website.


1st December (at 05:00pm): The lights are due to be switched on at 6pm. This is to be located on the green in front of St Martins Church Knebworth. More information for this event can be found on the Hitchin Mummy website.

Letchworth Christmas Gala & Light Switch-On

25th November (12:00pm - 7:00pm): Located at Leys Square, Letchworth Garden City. There will be live music, local stallholders selling Artisan and high-quality produce, including food, drinks and gifts plus fireworks and Father Christmas too! For more information take a look at the Hitchin Mummy website.

Stevenage Christmas Lights Switch on

30 November (4:00pm - 6:30pm) Chris Day of Stevenage Football club will be switching on the lights in Stevenage Town Centre this year plus there'll also be a meet & greet/ photo opportunity. Food and drink stalls will be on offer plus live music, a selfie snow globe, mascots and huskies and lots more! There will also be a finale of fireworks. More information is available on the Hitchin Mummy website.

St Albans

26 November (12:00pm - 6:00pm): An afternoon of entertainment throughout the city followed by the lights switch-on at 5pm. More details can be found at the St Albans website.