Wellingborough Christmas Lights Switch On

Celebrate the countdown to Christmas at Wellingborough’s fun-filled Christmas Lights Switch-on!

The fun begins at 1pm as reindeer await company and queues start to form for the snow globe. At approx 2.30pm music by the  Northamptonshire School of Music  followed bt the  All Hallows Church choir fills the air, while Steve the juggler entertains crowds by juggling, spinning and more. Local charity Niamh’s Next Step‘s add to the afternoon’s fun by providing face painting and tombola.

Free tickets to be won for the Wizard of Oz donated by The Castle Theatre and for any Northampton Saints home game of the winners choice this season (subject to availability) donated by Niamh’s Next Step. 

Wind your way to the Market Square to browse at the Christmas Market there with a warming glass of mulled wine! 

Line the streets at 3.45pm for the parade along with the cast of The Wizard of Oz to welcome Santa on his sleigh pulled by reindeer. Will Dorothy be accompanying Santa?  Will Toto be flanking the sleigh? You’ll find out on the day.

Vivacious duo, Liz and Mark from Connect FM, are back! with a stage performance at pm where local performers, tribute acts Whitney Houston & Tina Turner and the cast of the Wizard of Oz keep the crowds entertained!

The grand finale at 6.15pm sees the town lit by fireworks and lovely Xmas lights to mark the start of the Christmas period.

All this on Saturday, the 25th November: See you there! 

The winners of the Pride of Wellingborough awards will be announced on the day. Please click HERE to vote for your favourite business amongst the top five finalists!

If you would like to join the Christmas parade by bringing you very own Toto along, please let us know by emailing