Dazzling Christmas lights switch on for Live Love Local

Dazzling Christmas lights switch on for Live Love Local

Dazzling Christmas lights switch on for Live Love Local

Roll up, roll up! Come and join this year’s grand Christmas lights switch on and support our Live Love Local campaign! 

The dazzling Victorian Circus takes place on Saturday, November 20, in Fareham’s West Street. 

Running from 10am until 8pm, the family event will see the pedestrianised area of West Street filled with live reindeer, funfair rides, delicious festive food and drink and gift stalls, face painting, a circus workshop, entertainers, and decoration making.  


There will also be fun competitions, including circus-themed fancy dress – two winners will be chosen on the day and will be presented with a family voucher for the new Top Rock climbing wall at Fareham Leisure Centre.  


Festivities will be overseen by none other than Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson – and Father Christmas will be making a guest appearance. 


The Christmas lights will be switched on at 5.30pm by the Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Mrs Pamela Bryant, and there will be a special finale to the day’s events which is not to be missed. 


There will be no fireworks this year and, while there will be a small charge for the fun fair rides, activities such as face painting, craft activities and meeting the reindeer will all be free. 

Executive Member for Leisure and Community at Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Sue Walker, said: “This all-day event will be packed full of festive entertainment, made all the sweeter after last year’s event had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. 

“This is a major event in the Fareham Borough Council diary so it’s great to see such a lot on offer for all the family. I encourage residents to come along early to visit some of Fareham’s specialist local shops and get some early Christmas gifts. Plus make sure you stay after the lights go on as we have a magical finale planned which you will not want to miss.” 


Find out more and check out the timetable of events at www.fareham.gov.uk/christmaslights 

Light switch on dates for locations within our patch:

Locks Heath: 20th November – Join the light switch on at Locks Heath Shopping Village from 10am-4pm

Portchester: 3rd December – Join the light switch on at 4:30pm, alongside carol singing from local schools

Stubbington: 11th December – Join the Mayor and Caroline Dinenage for the light switch on and carols around the tree from 4:30pm-5:30pm