Countdown until the switch-on!

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Friday 6th December 2019

Event open: 4pm-7:30pm, Switch-On: 6:30pm

The Event

Thame’s Christmas Lights Switch-On will take place on Friday 6 December 2019. We are looking forward to welcoming back our Santa’s Grotto and Reindeer as well as all the family favourites including the lantern parade, entertainment, children’s characters, refreshments and gift stalls, plus more to be announced!

Click here to view images from last year’s event or click here to read the event write-up.

‘Like’ the Christmas in Thame Facebook page

Town Trail

Look out for details in October of this year’s Christmas town trail. The competition to find all 24 Christmas themed images in shop windows around Thame runs throughout November with the winner getting the chance to turn on the Christmas Lights, plus prizes for the runners up.


We’re looking for local choirs, singers and dance groups to perform at the event this year. Get in touch via if you’re interested.

Special Guests!


It wouldn’t be a Christmas Lights Switch-On without some special guests! Pictured are Rapunzel and Tinkerbell at last year’s event.


Please get in touch if you are interesting in trading at the 2019 event via or apply online.


We’re looking for sponsors! If your business would like to sponsor the event, or a specific attraction, please get in touch via Sponsorship packages start at £50 and all sponsorship is gratefully received.

Download the Sponsorship Opportunities leaflet

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors:

Thame Cars, Park Street Dental Clinic, Lucy Electric, 3B Vehicle Hire & Servicing, Shout PR and Thame & District Housing Association.