Dartford town centre’s getting ready to sparkle and shine at this year’s Big Christmas Lights Switch On which takes place on Saturday 18th November.

Christmas 2017 Big Switch OnThe Worshipful Mayor of Dartford Councillor Rosanna Currans will be joined on stage by Orchard Theatre ‘Cinderella’ pantomime star Louie Spence, Father Christmas and our colouring competition winner to switch on the lights at 5.15pm.

From 2pm, the build up to the grand finale will see performances from Five After Midnight and appearances from Orchard Theatre pantomime stars, as the countdown to switching on Dartford’s Christmas lights begins.

In addition to the acts and entertainment on stage in the High Street, there will be lots of family entertainment and giveaways around the town centre, including a great treasure hunt around the town, with a prize of a family of four ticket to see the Orchard Theatre pantomime ‘Cinderella’ this Christmas.

Councillor Patsy Thurlow, Cabinet Member for Events said, “We can’t wait for this year’s fantastic Christmas Lights Switch On and look forward to seeing everyone gather in the High Street for the festivities. The Christmas Lights are a brilliant way to see in the festive season and every year there are spectacular scenes as the town is covered with paper snow! We hope you can join us for what promises to be another wonderful event.”


2.15pm Adam Hoffman

2.25pm The Sound Casters

3.00pm Nicola T as Rihanna

3.45pm The Robbie Williams Experience

4.30pm Five After Midnight

5.00pm Panto Stars

5.10pm The Worshipful Mayor of Dartford

5.20pm The Big Christmas Lights Switch On

01322 343440 or visit www.dartford.gov.uk/christmas

Programme may be subject to change

We would like to thank the following organisations for their generous support of the 2017 Dartford Christmas Lights:

Dartford Borough Council – Orchards Shopping Centre – The Priory Shopping Centre – Elandi – Twin Noodle Bar & Restaurant – McDonalds – Royal Victoria & Bull Hotel – The Orchard Theatre – Sainsbury’s – Lollipops – Sweetcake Fairy – Dartford Markets – Aldi – Fairfield Leisure – Prospect Place

01322 343440 or visit www.dartford.gov.uk/christmas