Town Centre Christmas Lights Switch-on

Get festive in Harlow Town Centre with a range of events and activities, culminating in the switch-on of the Christmas lights.

11am-4pm in the Harvey Centre - The Harvey Centre will be celebrating the festive season in style with a day of special guests, events and entertainment.

1pm-4pm in the Harvey Centre - Turn yourself into an elf with a FREE 'Elf Yourself' workshop. The best elf could win four free tickets to see Peter Pan at Harlow Playhouse!

4pm - Elf yourself up and join a festive procession in Broad Walk with the cast of Peter Pan and the Pets' Corner reindeer before the lights are switched on.

4.15-7pm in the Water Gardens - Meet Santa and his friends while enjoying live music and entertainment with the big light switch-on at 6pm.

This event is being organised by Harlow Council in partnership with the Harvey Centre, the Water Gardens and Phoenix Resource Centre.

#HarlowElfYourself Competition​

As part of the Christmas Lights Switch On event Harlow Council is giving away 4 tickets to the Harlow Playhouse pantomime, Peter Pan. To enter all you need to do is tweet a photo of you, your children or friends dressed as elves to @HarlowTwnCentre on Twitter or @HarlowTownCentre on Facebook along with the hashtag #HarlowElfYourself and you will be automatically entered.


The competition will be open from Friday 17th November until Sunday 19th November. Winners will be notified via their social media account by Friday 24th November 2017.


Terms and Conditions:

  1. Only entries posted between Friday 17th November 2017 – Sunday 19th November will be entered into the competition.
  2. The prize is four tickets to see Peter Pan at Harlow Playhouse, any performance as long as there is availability (your chosen day/time cannot be guaranteed).
  3. The judge’s decision is final with the winner announced via Twitter and Facebook on or before Friday 24th November 2017.
  4. The tickets have no cash value and cannot be exchanged.
  5. The organisers have the right to withdraw the competition at any time and without notice.


Saturday, 18 November, 2017 - 11:00 to 19:00