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Watford Christmas Lights Switch-On, taking place on Sunday 17th November by The Pond

Watford businesses have come together to fund a truly spectacular Christmas Lights Display which will illuminate Watford high street on Sunday 17th November!

Watford town centre has changed beyond recognition in recent years, and therefore it is only fitting that Watford BID host an outstanding Christmas Lights Display and event to compliment the fantastic high street improvements.

Sunday 17th November is the date for your diaries, with street performances happening throughout the high street from 2pm including a flash mob choir and drum corps creating a very festive atmosphere in the town centre. The main event will be on our special event stage located at the top of The Parade, by the pond, and will be presented by BBC Radio 1’s Chris Stark from 4pm to 5.30pm.

There will be live entertainment on stage including Electric Umbrella, London Academy, and a choir performance. Our very special guests will then be on stage for the grand switch-on & firework display at 5pm which will light-up Watford and kickstart a very exciting festive season for the town! Bring the whole family along and be awed by our amazing lights & Christmas tree as it illuminates our wonderful town centre.

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 also has a full events calendar showcasing what’s on in Watford during the festive period which includes; Santa’s Grotto, Sleeping Beauty Panto, Colosseum Live Shows, Christmas Party ideas and so much more!

Experience Watford this Winter, we will surprise you!