Remember Remember the 15th of November – Stone Christmas Lights Switch On 2018

A packed High Street enjoying the switch-on last year

The 15th of November 2018 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 Dominique Simone 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, Samantha Lloyd , who will take the evening up to the main event – the  turning on of the lights at 7:00pm.  Samantha will also be the compere.

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 Warwick’s 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 things to buy and win.

Ready for takeoff: Elizabeth Hulme and grandson Stanley (4) on the spinning teacups

Councillor Jill Hood chair of town promotion said

“I love this time of year when the town is lit up with Christmas trees and lights. Our Christmas light switch on event is hugely popular and once again we will be putting on a fantastic show with Father Christmas turning up for the children plus we have the fairground rides and our talented combined schools choir performing. There’s something for every age group to enjoy and the Christmas season will be well and truly welcomed by our town”.