Stone Christmas Lights – The Big Switch On – Thursday 16th November

The 16th November 2017 will again see Stone Town Council organising and staging the annual switch-on of the town’s Christmas lights. The focus this year with be on local young people, who will provide both the entertainment and help to turn on the lights.

The event opens at 5:00pm, with young Stone musician Olivia Shipley taking to the stage at 5:30pm.

A festive feel will be brought to the event at 6:00pm, when the Stone’s Combined Schools Choir perform a collection of Christmas favourites.

At 6:30pm, the stage will be handed over to another young local musician, Josie Oliver, who will take the evening up to the main event – the turning on of the lights at 7:00pm.

This year, the lights will be switched on by the winner of the Town Council’s Christmas Card design competition for schools, supported by the Town Mayor and, of course, Father Christmas.

If you’ve been before, you’ll know what to expect, a packed high street from top to bottom. It’s the biggest event to take place in Stone High Street, so make sure you get into town early to claim a good spot.

The ever popular Warwicks Funfair will be set up in the Market Square and down the High Street, and there will be food stalls, trade stalls, and charity stalls with all manner of thing to buy and win.

A limited number of stalls will be available. For businesses, a charge of £25.00 will be made, though registered charities who benefit Stone will not be charged. Each pitch will be 3 metre x 3 metre in size and covered.

Tables will be available to hire at an additional cost of £5.00 each.

Please contact the Town Council by 6th November if you would like to be considered for a stall.

Stone Town Council can be contacted on 01785 619740 or by email at for further information.