Start Christmas the Guildford way and join us for all the festive fun and frolics of the Guildford Christmas Lights Turn On!
There will be reindeer in the rotunda, a host of children’s entertainment around town throughout the afternoon plus live music on the Experience Guildford stage outside Holy Trinity Church and at Guildford Fringe Buskers Corner.
At 6.00pm Eagle Radio's PG will host the balcony show from the Guildhall ahead of the light switch on at 7.00pm. Afterwards, there will be a spectacular firework display courtesy of White Lion Walk and even more music!
You can also enjoy a spot of late night shopping plus some brilliant offers, with the launch of The Little Book of Offers Christmas voucher book.
Celebrate the arrival of the festive season in Guildford town centre!
11.30am — 6.00pm (1/2 hour sessions) — Magic shows and balloon modelling at The Village
11.30am — 2.30pm
& 3.30pm — 6.30pm — Face Painting at The Village
12.00pm — 4.30pm — Join Catboy, Owlette and Gecko from PJ Masks at The Friary Guildford — there will also be face painting and in-store offers!
12.00pm — 6.00pm — Say hello to some of Santa's reindeer at The Rotunda
12.00pm — 8.00pm — Ice rink open at The Village (Goody bag giveaway to the first 200 skaters!)
1.00pm — 6.00pm — Visit the Newfoundland dogs outside Debenhams and around the town
2.00pm — Meet Belle from Beauty and the Beast at White Lion Walk
3.20pm — The Experience Guildford Stage opens (outside Holy Trinity Church) with a performance from Belle
4.00pm — Catch even more live music at Guildford Fringe Buskers Corner, down by the Scholar statue
5.15pm — See the Mascot parade up the High Street, starting from White Lion Walk
6.00pm — Countdown to the switch on with the balcony show from the Guildhall, with Eagle Radio's Peter Gordon & the starts of the Yvonne Arnaud's panto, Dick Whittington
7.00pm — The Christmas Lights will be switched on, followed by a dazzling fireworks display sponsored by White Lion Walk Shopping Centre
Psssst! The Balcony Show will also be broadcast to a big screen opposite M&S, so even more people can get a really good view!
7.15pm — 8.30pm — Entertainment from ACM House Band, Decade Select on the Experience Guildford Stage
Throughout the day look out for pop up performances across the town by local groups and special guests on the Experience Guildford Stage.
* All information correct at time of publication and is subject to change