Watford Christmas Lights Switch-On taking place on Saturday 13th November, by The Pond

Watford town centre’s businesses have once again come together to fund a truly spectacular Christmas Lights Display which will illuminate Watford on Saturday 13th November!

Our town centre will have a brand-new installation of stunning Christmas lights funded by Watford Business Improvement District (BID) and contribution from Watford Borough Council. They will be showed off with a spectacular switch-on event on The Parade, by the pond, from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.

There will be live on-stage entertainment from 4:00pm including fantastic music from Electric Umbrella and The Locals performing your festive favourites.

As we approach switch-on time at 5:00pm, we will be joined by very special guests – X Factor winners: Rak-su! The fantastic Watford-based R&B group will be joined on stage by local heroes to illuminate our town centre with the brand-new LED Christmas lighting.

Maria Manion, Watford BID’s Chief Executive, said: “After the disappointment of not being able to host a switch-on event in 2020, we are now even more excited to light up Watford with a spectacular switch-on event this year. It’s going to be wonderful to see so many happy faces enjoying our brand-new Christmas lights, they really will create a mesmerising spectacle in our ever-improving town centre.”

No tickets or Covid passports are required for this event. Large crowds are expected so please try to avoid the event area if you feel uncomfortable or unsafe amongst a large number of people.

Attendees are also being encouraged to; arrive in plenty of time to avoid congestion in the park, take a rapid Covid test on the day or the day before the event, stay at home if they have any symptoms and wear a face covering if they are in close proximity with people they don’t normally meet with.

For all information and the build-up to the special day, make sure to follow @WatfordBID on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. We also have a dedicated website – – which not only has information on the switch-on, but following the switch-on it will display a full events calendar showcasing what’s on in Watford during the festive period.

Experience Watford this Winter, we will surprise you!