Windsor Christmas Lights Switch-on


Castle Hill, Windsor, Berkshire

Add Windsor Christmas Lights Switch-on to your Itinerary

Windsor Christmas Lights, courtesy Matthew Phillips


Windsor will sparkle to life with its ever popular Christmas Lights switch-on taking place in front of the wonderful Windsor Castle.

A full programme of live festive performances from local groups will take place in the streets and on stage from 1pm. Community stands, food stalls and funfair rides will be present on the day.

The official switch-on ceremony will take place at 5.30pm, led by the Mayor, Councillor Neil Knowles, and the cast from the Theatre Royal Windsor’s Pantomime, Aladdin.

Road closures, 18 November:

It is planned that the temporary closures will take place on Saturday 18 November 2023 at various times between the hours of 12.00 to 19.00:

Castle Hill (full closure from its junction with Thames Street up to Advance Gate) – approximately 12.00 to 19.00 hrs
High Street & Thames Street (full closure from its junction with Castle Hill & Peascod Street) – approximately 12.30 to 19.00 hrs
Sheet Street (full closure from its junction with High Street to its junction with Victoria Street) – approximately 12.30 to 19.00 hrs

The closures are to enable the Windsor & Eton Town Management to facilitate the annual Lantern Procession and prepare for the Christmas Light Switch-On 2023.  As a result it is necessary to temporarily close the roads in the interest of public safety as the public highway will be thronged with pedestrians on Castle Hill, Windsor.


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