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Cranleigh Christmas Lights Switch-On 2017
18th November 2017 @ 12:00 - 19:30Free
Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be hosting the Cranleigh Christmas Lights 2017 Switch-On Event again this year.
This free family event takes place on Saturday 18th November 2017.
Programme of events
From midday onwards in the High Street:
Mulled wine aboard the Tiger Lily Bus Company vintage bus.
Fun fair rides from Benson’s Funfairs.
Children’s entertainment from Poppy’s Parties.
From 2pm in Stocklund Square:
Continental Market featuring authentic French and Italian market stalls.
4pm – 5pm in Stocklund Square:
Live performance by the Godalming Band.
From 5pm in Fountain Square:
Our programme of live entertainment on the Bulletstage airstream caravan stage, hosted by DJ Dobba and featuring music by Park Mead School Ukulele Band, sing-a-along carols with Godalming Band, and Lucina performing songs from her new album.
6.25pm in Fountain Square:
The big countdown starts with Father Christmas, local schoolboy Oscar Lewington and a Channel 4 Reality Star, switching on the Cranleigh Christmas Lights at 6.30pm.
6.30pm in Fountain Square:
Cranleigh Christmas Lights Switch-On followed by a live performance of a very special debut Christmas single, being filmed live for a Channel 4 Christmas Special.
DJ Dobba will be playing Christmas tunes in Fountain Square until 7.30pm.
Also happening on the day:
10am – 1pm Christmas Tombola at Cranleigh Library
Ruby & Kind Dog House (Street Food Stall) in Fountain Square
Please note the Fountain Square and War Memorial service roads will be closed to traffic all day on Saturday 18th November.
Cranleigh High Street will be closed from 5pm to 7pm between Knowle Lane and Stocklund Square, with a local diversion in place.
Please follow the instructions of our marshals at all times – they are there for your safety!
This is a free family event, made possible by the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers.
This year, thanks to local businesses, we have been able to replace the lighting in the Maple Trees lining the Common with modern LED uplighters.
A big thank you to the following Maple Tree sponsors:
Roger Coupe Land & New Homes
Roger Coupe Estate Agents
Burns & Webber
Astra House (Cranleigh Star Developments)
Hans Christmas Alexandersen at Santa Fir
Shelton Development Services
Guildford Tipper Hire
The Richard Onslow
Councillor Andrew Povey – Surrey County Council
Car Leasing Ltd
Peter Routley Surveyor
Hart Brown Solicitors
Lynn Murray Solicitors
Thank you the sponsor of the main Christmas Tree in Fountain Square:
Hans Christmas Andersen at Santa Fir
Thank you the Millennium Sculpture sponsor:
Thank you to the following Lampost sponsors:
Great British Lawns
Pimms Funeral Service
The Park Hatch
J Woodford Funeral Services
The Three Horseshoes
St Joseph’s School & College
The Phone Workshop
The Hair Company
Manns of Cranleigh
Ruby & Kind
Ivyhurst Bed & Breakfast
Christian Reid Estate Agents
The Natural Life Shop
Eatons Goldsmiths & Silversmiths
Crowes Estate Agents
Thank you to our other sponsor:
Cranleigh Parish Council
Our designated charity for this event is the Jigsaw Trust.
Jigsaw Trust is committed to raising awareness of autism and to providing facilities, services and resources for the education, integration, guidance, assessment, outreach and support of people affected by autism.
Please give generously to the bucket collection on the evening.
Christmas Lights Committee
The Cranleigh Christmas Lights and Switch-On Event is only made possible thanks to the countless hours of voluntary work carried out by the Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce Christmas Lights Committee and co-opted volunteers.
Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce committee members:
Roger Coupe – Roger Coupe Land & New Homes
Martin Bamford – Informed Choice
Rosemary French – Ivyhurst Bed & Breakfast
Julie Alexandersen – Hans Christmas Andersen at Santa Fir
Jody Gillett – Ruby & Kind
Marsha & Jeff Hall – Tiger Lily Bus Company
Sally Ward – Jigsaw Trust
Brian Walpole – Cranleigh & District Lions Club