Christmas Light Switch on event on 4th December!

Published: 23 November 2021

The Fourth time 


The Fourth time Northstowe gets a Christmas tree and light-switch on - building on the fantastic efforts from individuals and community groups in previous years, Northstowe Town Council is pleased to work with all of these enthusiastic residents to create an exciting event - all are welcome!



5:00 - 8:00 pm: x2 food trucks and x1 drink van/bar on site - with thanks to: Northstowe Foodies - see latest here: (2) Northstowe Foodies | Facebook

5:30 - 7:30 pm: Santa's Grotto/ 'Have a selfie with Santa' and stall with refreshments - with thanks to Northstowe Social - see more here: (2) Northstowe Social @ Christmas Lights Switch On | Facebook

From 5:00 pm - Cambridgeshire County Council's Think Communities van - come and have a look and chat to staff about Your Northstowe! - more info here: Think Communities - Cambridgeshire County Council

6:30 - 6:40 - Lantern parade - organised by Northstowe Arts – (sets off from The Wing just after 6PM - is to arrive at The Green by about 6:30 pm, to gather around the tree - see also: (2) Lantern Parade | Facebook

6:40: Choir signing around the tree: The Pathfinder Primary School, Northstowe.

6:50: Choir signing around the tree: Hatton Park Primary School, Longstanton.

7PM: LIGHT SWITCH ON! Town Mayor will address the community and then Press the Button to illuminate the 2,000(!) lights on this year's tree.

7:15: Choir - Hatton Park Primary School, Longstanton, one last song.

Please note: Sound system is made possible with generous help from Northstowe Pathfinder Church!




The cost of purchasing the Christmas tree for the Community was initially taken on by Northstowe Town Council.

But the Town Council has received many generous financial gifts towards these costs - sponsorship was received from:

* House by Urban Splash

* Homes England

* Greenbelt Group

* and also a generous grant was obtained from the Northstowe Developers Community Fund from Northstowe's Phase 1 housebuilders David Wilson Homes, Taylor Wimpey, Linden Homes and Domovo Homes.

Site owners L&Q and South Cambridgeshire District Council have also given permissions for the event to take place, with L&Q and management company Greenbelt also sponsoring the electricity usage on site.

All a massive thank you on behalf of the Northstowe community :)