Christmas Live @ Hemel Hempstead

Christmas tree lights up New Town Square in Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead

Sunday 26 November 2017 - midday to 5.30pm - Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead

Your favourite festive fixture is back! Our Christmas lights switch-on event is bringing you a sackful of free, fun activities for all the family.

  • Attractions open at midday, including the return of the popular Phasels Wood climbing wall, spider mountain and other outdoor adventure activities.
  • There’ll be live performances on the Rainbow Stage in New Town Square. This year's line-up includes a Baby Rave, children’s favourite Magic Dave and the winners of our Hemel Hears You! music competition.
  • Father Christmas will be live on stage from 4.45pm to check you off his naughty and nice list
  • Local resident Emma Young will be switching on the Christmas lights at 5.30pm as she ticks another thing off of her '40 things before 40' bucket list. And don’t forget to stay for the fireworks finale straight after the big countdown.

Join our event on Facebook.

Hemel Hears You! Music competition

We're looking for the best local bands to perform on the Rainbow Stage as part of Christmas Live. Both bands and solo performers are welcome to enter. Just fill in our 'Hemel Hears You!' competition form with a link to a clip of you performing before midnight on Sunday 22 October. We will ask the public to vote for the best acts and the top five will get the opportunity to perform a 15-minute set on the Rainbow Stage.

Enter Hemel Hears You!