Stony Lights Fun Day 2023

Stony Lights Fun Day 2023

‘The immensely popular Christmas Lights Switch-On Fun Day is back on again this year. Last year was the first year that we were able to be fully functional after lockdown and we were very lucky with the weather. It will be held slightly later this year on Saturday, 2nd December. For those who have never experienced it before, Stony’s Christmas Lights Switch-On together with a magical family day of Christmas fun, is one of the best around! Every Christmas, Stony Stratford glitters and shines with enchanting, twinkling lights, and excitement builds as the festive season is officially switched on at 5pm following a full day of activities for the whole family.. 

Thousands of people will come into Stony Stratford for the switching on of the Christmas Lights but many miss out on all the other activities that go on around the town during the day to make it a full day’s experience. The include:

WATLINGFEST: Each year we have a wealth of local musical talent performing on the stage in the Market Square normally from about 11.30am to 4.20pm. There is always a good mix of musical genres and this year is no exception. Watch out for the programme on our website.

MORRIS DANCING: Morris dancers are often seen around Stony Stratford but if you have missed this experience or want to see them again, you will be treated to a range of different styles and colourful costumes from 10.30am to 3.30pm. And we are hoping that the Stony Stratford Mummers will also paying us a vsit.

FUNFAIR: Funfair rides are a regular feature of Stony Light’s Fun Day both on the High Street and in the Market Square.

STONY STRATFORD STORY STROLL: Why not join Red Phoenix as she weaves her stories on a walk around the town starting at 10.30am.

SANTA’S GROTTO: We are hoping that Santa will be making a stop off in Stony Stratford as part of his busy schedule to delight the children this year. See our website for further news from the North Pole.

And of course, we must not forget all the stalls that will be selling their festive wares on the High Street. 

Finally, as it gets dark, the lantern parade will meander down London Road to the High Street and into the Market Square in time for the countdown, then the lights will be turned on at 5pm followed by some community carol singing to get the Christmas celebrations off to a fine start!’ Please note that it can get very crowded at this time and therefore we advise that people do not bring dogs into a crowded area.

For more information, about all the events that are taking place on this wonderful family day, keep a look out on our website: or our Facebook page: Christmas Lights at Stony Stratford.

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