Stratford upon Avon Christmas Lights Switch On 

A whole day of magical Christmas fun for all the family


Festive shopping throughout historic Stratford-upon-Avon. With live music from local choirs and a DJ compere, free family entertainment such as a giant snow globe for photos, walk about acts, street food and festive market.

The brand new for 2022 Christmas lights will be switched on at approximately 5:15pm at the roundabout at the top of Bridge Street.

Afterwards book a free ticket to meet and greet Father Christmas from Magic Alley in his sleigh in Bell Court

This event is a partnership of The Stratford Christmas Lights Company, Magic Alley, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Upon Avon BID, Bell Court, Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council and LSD Promotions.

The free ‘A Christmas Carol’ Trail of wreaths made from rags, supported by the Royal Shakespeare Company, will also launch on the 19th November. Follow the Trail around the shops, restaurants and cafes and maybe pick up some wonderful unique Christmas gifts or enjoy some festive refreshments along the way. The Trail runs until Christmas.

The Stratford District Council car parks below will have free parking from 4 o’clock onwards on the day of the Christmas Light Switch on 19 November:

  • Arden Street
  • Church Street
  • Leisure Centre
  • Recreation Ground
  • Swans Nest Lane
  • Windsor St. multi storey

Please be aware that the LPS Car Parks/any other car parks will still require payment