Preparations are in full swing for the illumination of our towns and villages in this festive period. This symbolizes as the beginning of festivities, and has been tradition for the past hundred years. Celebrations at the beginning of these lights’ seasonal run are also very popular, and a stellar event to attend for locals. If you are interested in attending your nearest switch on, but not sure where and when they are, they you have fortunately come to the right place.

Credit: Josh Hinds - Tree Lights

Credit: Josh Hinds – Tree Lights



The lights will be switched on as part as the ‘Victorian Christmas’ event on Saturday 28th of November. There’s also prizes available for the best fancy dress, a full Santa’s Grotto in operation, as well as free mince pies (and free parking!) from 12pm

Kicking off with a parade on Saturday, shortly before the lights are switched on Saturday November 21st, the lights will be switched on by the mayor. Beforehand, expect a Sea Cadets Xmas Fete, running from 12-4.30pm




This year’s Christmas Lights shall be switched on at 6:30, Saturday November 21st. There’s set to be a funfair on village road, stalls, and even a Santa’s grotto in the community centre, starting from 2pm. Real reindeer will also be in attendance. Village road will also be closed to traffic, for the event from 12pm to 9pm.
Village road will also be closed to traffic for the event from noon to 9pm.


Tree of Lights ceremony run by St. David’s Hospice will be on Thursday November 26th at 4.15pm. You can dedicate a light on a tree in the North Western Gardens. This is done through Dedication forms, which are available by calling 01492 873 665. Entertainment will also come from Beulah Brass Band.



St David’s Hospice will also be holding a Tree of Lights Ceremony in Rhos- On –Sea. This will be taking place on Sunday November 29th at 4:30. This will be taking place on the Cayley Promenade. Again, you can dedicate a light by calling 01492 873 665.


The Christmas Lights Switch on here will be held on Saturday November 28th. There will also be a fun fair, ice rink, a massive snow globe in which you can have your picture taken. Food stalls with smells and tastes to delight the senses. There’ll be opportunity for family fun from 1-4 with more of the same as reindeer joining Santa.




Prestatyn’s festivities start on Wednesday, November 25th with the turning on of the town’s festive Christmas Lights, and the illumination of this year’s tree. Local primary schools will join the mayor of Prestatyn Councillor Bob Paterson, for celebrations throughout the afternoon, including song to mark the occasion.

This event will run from 3:45 until 4:30,taking place at Ty Nant with free refreshments provided by the town’s Nova, available at the Old Library, a genuine Santa’s Grotto will also be in full swing later on dates; December 5th, 12th, and 19. This will take place from noon until 4pm.


The lights switch on will be on Friday November 27th, this will be initiated by town mayor Councillor Raymond Bartley. There’ll be a hog roast from 5pm with continued entertainment throughout the evening.


Christmas lights, switch on with carols, market and a pantomime which will be taking place at 5:30pm, November 28th at St. Peter’s square, events running all day long from 10am.


There’ll be a light switch on extravaganza between 3.30 and 6.30 on Rhyl’s high street. Thursday November 26th. Emmerdale’s Adam Thomas and singing star brothers Richard and Adam will join Councillor Barry Mellor to light the town up.

Performing musically over the evening is Sonia, Tom Bleasby, Cherry Bomb, and the Hot Foot Jazz duo.





Lights switch on between 6-6.30pm on Thursday, November 26th accompanying this momentous event is a fair and Christmas stalls to really ring in the Christmas spirit from 5pm. There will also be a firework display at 6pm.


Join Santa and his Reindeers for the wondrous ignition of the Christmas decorations which will set the town of Buckley a glowing! Town Mayor Cllr Richard Jones will do the honours at 6:30, on Thursday November 26th. The event will take place at Brunswick Road Car Park. There will be amusements, attractions and rides from 5pm.


Connah’s Quay

The Christmas Tree’s lights will be turned on at the corner of the high street, Wepre Drive place. This will take place on Thursday November 26th from 4pm. It wouldn’t be Christmas without the man himself, so Santa will be opening his ever moving grotto in the Civic Hall, as well as carol singing, charity raffles, festive music and much more.  Needless to say, this amazing event is absolutely free.


The Lights will be switched on by local schoolchildren on Friday November 27th; this will be done at 5pm. These Events will run into a traffic-free town centre, from 12 noon until 7pm. It will include a funfair, fireworks, live music, a market and even a chance to see Santa (We hope you’ve been good this year!


The lights switch on will take place on Tuesday November 24th from 3.45 to 9pm. Lights will be turned on my Father Christmas at 6pm in Daniel Owen Square.

There’ll be a funfair on the high street, with school children singing from 3.45pm on Earl Road along with the Mold Town Concert band who will be performing some joyful tunes to delight to ears.



Blaenau Ffestiniog

The lights switch on will commence on Thursday, the 3rd of December. To increase the ‘light’ to be had in this ceremony, there will be lantern crafted by local schools to adorn the town in illumination. If you are a master of disguise then it may just be your time to shine, the best dressed Snow Queen and Jack Frost will win the fancy dress composition during the evening.


December 5th will see Festive Celebrations; this will include a lights switch on, a Santa dash. Live reindeer, a Santa’s grotto, fireworks, stalls, fair rides and more entertainment.



The Christmas lights switch on will take place at 6pm, Saturday December 5th. However, you’re going to want to get down there a bit earlier on, as Santa will be making an appearance, with a free gift for children under 11. There’s also festive music and refreshments throughout the event.


This seaside town will be switched on at the park by Ms Ifanwy Williams and Mrs Jean Hancock, November 28th at 6pm. It’s promising to be a day to remember with a treasure hunt, a visit from father Christmas and carol singing with the Oakley Junior band.




Lights will be switched on at Queen’s Square, November 26th 6pm. There’ll be a lantern and light parade taking place across town led by Santa, his reindeer with a big finish, with the very best thing imaginable; carols around the Christmas tree.


Chirk’s Christmas Lights will be switched on at 6pm, Saturday December 5th. Guest of honour is the Mayor of Wrexham. The event promises to be full of festive fun for all the family.

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