Christmas Lights Switch On

High Street

25 Nov 23 - 15:00 to 18:00

Are you ready for the most wonderful time of the year?

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

Spanning across three hours from 15:00-18:00, the event offers our community and residents from neighbouring villages an opportunity to come together in joyous harmony.  

You can expect an afternoon filled with live performances from local acts, themed stilt walkers, festive food and drink vendors, and opportunities to ice skate, meet Santa, and get a bit of early Christmas shopping in with High Street retailers, small businesses, and commercial vendors. 

 All ages can enjoy an inflatable Snow Globe, perfect for getting that Christmas card photo! Additional music from the Ellesborough Silver Band and the Risborough Ukulele Group will appear along the High Street throughout the afternoon. 

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, our Christmas Lights will be switched on by the Wicked Queen Grimelda from the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s pantomime performance of Snow White.

We would like to give special thanks to Michael Grahams Estate Agents for their continued support of this event as our main sponsor. We would also like to give thanks to our 2023 Christmas Lights Switch On sponsors who have generously sponsored various elements of this event: 

Lightfoots Solicitors have kindly sponsored Santa's Grotto meaning this attraction will be free of charge 

Wainwrights & Sons Shoe Shop have kindly sponsored the Ellesborough Silver Band  

 The Ice Rink has been kindly sponsored by: 

Kingshill Estate Management, Dukes Wine Bar, B W K Solicitors, The Crew Café, Saunders Brothers, Miya Japanese, JKL Heaters, Little Kickers, Princes Risborough Nursery, P.A. Spittles Landscapes, Ronin Sentou Taijutsu, and Molins.  

 We can’t wait to celebrate with you! For the latest information, please check our website regularly and stay connected with Princes Risborough Town Council on socials.

 Interested in being a stallholder?

Applications are now open for pitch spaces at Princes Risborough Christmas Lights Switch On 2023. Interested in having a pitch? Simply download the application form and return along with required documentation. If you face any issue, please contact our Events and Communications Assistant by emailing 

 Interested in sponsoring this event? 

Sponsoring a community event is a great way to boost your brands visibility whilst reaching new audiences, forming connections, and giving back to the community. If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact our Events and Communications Assistant by emailing