Christmas Lights Switch On

This year's Christmas Lights Switch On will take place at 5pm in Broadwalk. 

To celebrate, there is a whole programme of exciting activities planned in the Town Centre throughout the day:


Harvey Centre (11am - 4pm)

Join the Harvey Centre for a comedy Christmas with their fun packed launch event, featuring a host of special guests and live entertainment.

Throughout the day the centre will play host to some very exciting entertainers, including ‘Sister Ruth’ the singing nun. And, do not forget to visit Santa in his Grotto!


Market Square (11am - 4pm)

Pop down to Market Square where Harlow’s very first Makers Market will be taking place. A variety of stalls will be offering unique, hand crafted products not found on the high street.

And, back by popular demand, become one of Santa’s Little Helpers and join our FREE workshop to make your own Elf hat costume. Workshops from 12pm to 1:30pm and 2pm to 3:30pm.


Festive Procession (4pm)

With your Elf costume, why not join the cast of this year’s panto - Aladdin, Santa and his special friends, the Pets' Corner Reindeer who will be leading a festive procession.

Meet Santa and his friends in the Harvey Centre, be led out into Broad Walk and down towards the Christmas tree, where the countdown will begin and the Broad Walk Christmas Lights switched on at 5pm.


The Water Gardens (4pm - 6pm)

Join Santa and his magical friends in The Water Gardens who will be putting on a festive spectacular with live music and mulled wine.


Saturday, 17 November, 2018 - 11:00 to 18:00