Newbury Christmas Lights Switch-On Festival
20 November, 2021 10:00 am
Newbury Town Centre
NEW to Newbury for 2021, Visit Newbury’s Christmas Lights Switch-On FESTIVAL!
We’re EXTENDING Newbury’s annual Christmas Lights Switch-On event into a day-long festival for the first time.
Take part in over 20 FREE workshops and activities, meet the Grinch and a Frozen Princess, visit Santa’s Grotto, watch a pair of Frozen ice-queens ‘Let it Go’ on stage and of course, join us for that special, Christmas Lights Switch-On moment!
📅 When: Saturday 20th November
⌚ Time: 10am – 9pm (FREE activities take place between 10am – 5pm & staged entertainment, live music and Christmas lights switch-on takes place from 5pm – 9pm*)
📍 Where: Various venues across Newbury town centre with staged performances and Lights Switch-On taking place in the Market Place
Click HERE to view the official Events Programme brochure!
The programme of FREE family try-out activities and workshops, including the likes of cookie decorating, Christmas wreath making, character meet and greets, and pop-up choirs, will take place between 10am – 5pm and are outlined as below**:
✨Family Panto Workshop at Newbury Town Hall
✨Santa’s Grotto at Parkway
✨Festive Papercraft and Decopatch Drop-In Workshops at The Globe’s Garden
✨Family Christmas Songs Workshop at Newbury Town Hall
✨Christmas Card Printing at Camp Hopson**
✨Alternative Kitch Christmas Wreath at The Dolphin pub
✨Christmas Tree Decoration Workshop at The Ugly Duckling
✨Christmas Cupcake and Cookie Decorating with Colline’s Kitchen at Waterside Centre
✨Christmas Bath Bomb Painting at House of Bubbles, Kennet Shopping
✨Make Your Own Christmas Cards Workshop at The Works, Kennet Shopping
✨The Great British Beer Off Competition at The Spare Wheel
✨Jewellery Making Workshop at Kreationz, Kennet Shopping
✨Try-Out High Score Activity Machine in the Market Place
✨Try-Out Fitness Classes at bstFitness – free entry all day for gym, sauna and swimming pool
✨Try-Out Mario Kart, Fastest Lap Competition at CEX, Kennet Shopping
✨Teddy Bear Treasure Hunt at Bas ‘n’ Books, Kennet Shopping
✨Christmas Colouring Competition at Boswell’s, Kennet Shopping
✨Name the Cuddly Puppy Competition at Hallmark, Kennet Shopping
And if all that isn’t enough to get you in the festive spirit, meet the Grinch and the younger ‘Frozen princess’ at Barry Forkin-Toomers between 3pm and 4:30pm. Newbury Town Council will also be offering free tours of the Town Hall on the day of the festival.
Children can also take advantage of Parkway Shopping’s Christmas train ride for a small charge.
Don’t forget to hit ‘going’ on our Facebook event here.
* Exact Christmas Lights Switch-On time TBC.
**All times TBC and venues subject to change, please keep checking back on for updates.
*** This event is due to fill up fast and has limited capacity so will be a FREE ticketed event. Please click here to book.
DISCLAIMER: A professional photographer will be present at the event to take photos and live video footage will be recorded by the Marketing Manager throughout.