2023 Christmas Lights Switch On

Published: 06 November 2023

Mark the start of the festive season and join Princes Risborough Town Council on Saturday 25th November for Princes Risborough's annual Christmas Lights Switch On event!


Princes Risborough High Street will once again come alive with Christmas festivities on Saturday 25th November for their annual Christmas Lights Switch On event.


The event organised by Princes Risborough Town Council spans three hours, running from 3pm-6pm and will see the local community and visitors come together in joyous harmony for the return of the Ice Rink, Santa’s Grotto, and festive live entertainment. Additional entertainment for this year includes an inflatable snow globe, perfect for getting that Christmas Card photo.


A main stage located in front of the historic Market House will provide entertainment throughout the afternoon, with performances from local primary and secondary schools, Risborough Youth Theatre, local musician Dave Dunbar, and local indie and rocked up covers band ‘My Name Is Jeff’. Additional music from the Ellesborough Silver Band and Princes Risborough Ukulele Group will appear along the High Street throughout the afternoon, as well as roaming stilt walkers.


Food and refreshments from local vendors will have a vast array to keep you well-fed and watered, including gourmet burgers from Really Good Sausages, Burgers, & BBQ Bites, delicious crepes from local retailer La Crepe Escape, chicken and chorizo paella from Little Urban Chef, Afro-Caribbean food from Divine Meals, woodfired pizza from Farm Slice Pizza, and vegan Indian food.


The festive afternoon is the perfect opportunity for High Street retailers and hospitality, local businesses, organisations, and charities to build their own profiles and raise much-needed funds for their own projects.
Within the final hour of the event, the Princes Risborough Christmas Lights will be switched on by the Wicked Queen Grimelda from the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s pantomime performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.


The main sponsor for this year's event is Michael Graham Estate Agents, who have been a long-term supporter of the Christmas Lights Switch On.


Lightfoots Solicitors have kindly sponsored Santa’s Grotto for the 2023 Lights Switch On event. Jenny Shaw, Head of Marketing at Lightfoots Solicitors said “Lightfoots Solicitors are excited to sponsor the Princes Risborough Town Council Santa's Grotto this year! Giving back to the community is very important to us at Lightfoots, and especially so at Christmas. The Grotto will be free of charge for attendees and we hope it spreads plenty of Christmas cheer!”.


For the latest information or if you would like to take part, please go to www.princesrisboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk or search ‘Risborough Town Council’ on Facebook.