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Windsor Christmas Lights Switch on and Lantern Procession

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Castle Hill, Windsor, Berkshire

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Windsor Christmas Lights Switch on and Lantern Procession


Windsor's Christmas Light Switch On is a magical event and the town will have a truly festive feel, with community stalls and a live music programme throughout the afternoon.  Entertainment starts at 3:30pm.

Visitors can enjoy mulled wine, festive treats and Christmas storytelling by 'Once Upon a Bus'. 

A children’s lantern procession will wind its way through Windsor town centre and the afternoon's entertainment culminates with the Switch On ceremony in front of Windsor Castle at 5.30pm with the cast from Theatre Royal Windsor’s Panto Dick Whittington.

In addition to the Christmas lights in the streets and shopping centres and the wonderful Christmas tree behind Queen Victoria statue on Castle Hill, visitors can also enjoy the sight of Windsor Castle's Garter Tower illuminations between 17 November and 6 January.

With kind permission from HM The Queen, Windsor Castle's Garter Tower will be illuminated with a specially commissioned presentation featuring images from historical parts of Windsor Castle, Members of the St George's Chapel Choir and Christmas images designed by local school children from Windsor and Eton.

Sponsored by Shanly Trust in association with Windsor, Eton and Ascot Town Partnership.

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