Essex Christmas Lights Dates 2018

The most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us & soon will be the dark nights and the Christmas lights will be turning on in your local town!

I used to love going to watch the Christmas lights be turned on, whether it be the lead in the pantomime that year or an X Factor reject, (I was lucky enough to be in Basildon the year Shane Richie did it! – not bragging..) it’s a great event to bring together the local community! Towns such as Maldon & Leigh-On-Sea have gone all out this year and promise to not only be a night of lights but stalls & choir festivities to follow!

This will be our first year taking Frankie and I want to cram in as many as I can! The light turn ons are a fun, free & festive way to start off the Christmas feeling and what better way to do it than supporting your local town with a mulled wine and a mince pie in the middle of the town!?

I will update the list whenever I get more information, if you know any more than I do feel free to message and share x ho ho ho:

Basildon

TBC

Billericay

TBC

Braintree

Saturday 17th November, Market Place, 4pm onwards.

Craft stalls, family entertainment & more.

Brentwood

Saturday 24th November, High Street, 1230pm-6pm.

Performances, stalls & more.

Canvey Island

Saturday 1st December, High Street.

Chelmsford

Sunday 18th November, High Street.

Stalls, rides, fireworks & more.

Dunmow

Saturday 1st December, town centre.

Grays

Saturday 24th November, town centre.

Halstead

Saturday 1st December, Halstead Public Gardens, 4:30pm onwards.

Santa & a snow machine.

Hullbridge

Saturday 1st December, Pooles Lane Car Park, 3pm-6pm.

Stalls, rides, an animal farm & Santa arriving by horse drawn carriage.

Hockley

Saturday 24th November, high street.

Leigh-On-Sea

Friday 30th November, Leigh Broadway 5pm onwards.

Yuletide Parade, choirs, Santa’s sleigh, Elsa’s grotto, street entertainment and snow.

Maldon

Thursday 29th November, High Street, 6pm-9pm.

Late night shopping, street market, stalls, choirs & family entertainment.

Rayleigh

Thursday 29th November, high street.

Rochford

Sunday 2nd December.

Saffron Walden

Sunday 25th November, Market Square, 5pm-6pm.

Father Christmas & The Mayor.

Shenfield

Sunday 9th December, Hutton Road, 12pm-5pm.

Festive stalls, family attractions, Santa’s grotto, rides & more.

Southend-On-Sea

Saturday 17th November, high street.

Last evening of the 7 week firework displays.

Wickford

Sunday 25th November, High Street, Noon onwards.

Stalls, reindeer & mulled wine!

Witham

Saturday 24th November, opposite the town hall Newlands Street, 4pm onwards.

Performances, Dickensian Market & games.

assorted color string lights
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