Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce is once again delighted to host the annual Cranleigh Christmas Lights switch-on event. The event takes place this year on Saturday 17th November.
Head into Cranleigh for a day of festive fun for the whole family. The day offers a mix of exciting entertainment, delicious refreshments and the opportunity to make a start with your Christmas shopping.
The ever popular Italian Market can be found in Stocklund Square from 10am-7pm and Bensons Funfair will be providing rides for the younger members of the family outside Boots and by the War Memorial.
Tiger Lily Bus Company will be bringing along their two vintage milk floats. Why not warm up with mulled wine and mince pies served from ‘Winnie’ and enjoy a tasty Hot Chocolate, with all the trimmings, from ‘Lola’.
Then gather around the Christmas Tree in Fountain Square from 5pm for an evening of entertainment including performances from Cranleigh Dance and Theatre Arts, local musician Will Kelsey and Surrey Youth Theatre Group.
There will be a chance for the children to meet Father Christmas in Fountain Square between 5.30-6.30pm and the atmosphere will be completed by the addition of snow machines, back by popular demand.
The lights will be switched on at 6pm by local resident Katherine Higgins, antiques expert and presenter on BBC Antiques Roadshow and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!
The Cranleigh Christmas Lights are an important local event coordinated by a very small number of volunteers each year; their switching on signifies the start of the Christmas shopping season for our local retailers, and their presence in the High Street throughout the festive period makes Cranleigh an even more attractive place to visit.
Each year it becomes progressively more difficult to raise the money we need to store, test, replace and install the lights, and to host the switch-on event.
A big thank you to all the individuals and businesses who have already pledged their support this year, including members of the Chamber’s Christmas 100 Club which covers around a third of the cost of Cranleigh Christmas each year.
You can follow updates about this year’s event by searching for #cranleighchristmas on social media.