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Winter In Watford 2019

Experience Watford this Winter with spectacular Christmas Lights, Santa’s Grotto, the Sleeping Beauty Pantomime, live shows at The Colosseum and so much more!

The official Watford Christmas Lights Switch-On event is brought to you by Watford BID and will take place on Sunday 17th November at the top end of Watford high street on the parade, by the pond. There will be street performances happening throughout the high street from 2pm including a flash mob choir and drum corps creating a very festive atmosphere in the town centre. The main event will be on our special event stage by the pond, presented by BBC Radio 1’s Chris Stark from 4pm – 5.30pm.

There will be live entertainment on stage including Electric Umbrella, London Academy, and a choir performance. Our very special guests will then be on stage for the grand switch-on & firework display at 5pm which will light-up Watford and kickstart a very exciting festive season for the town! Bring the whole family along and be awed by our amazing lights & Christmas tree as it illuminates our wonderful town centre.

Intu Watford shopping centre is not only a fantastic shopping destination, but they will also be hosting events and activities over the Christmas period, including Santa’s Grotto from Friday 22nd November to Monday 24th December. Before that, Watford BID will also be running a Make Your Own Snow Globe workshop on the lower mall of intu on Saturday 9th November.

Watford Colosseum will play host to several Christmas productions and events throughout November and December, including children’s show Santa Claus & The Night Before Christmas from Tuesday 3rd December to Tuesday 24th December. The Snowman will also be screened with live orchestra on Wednesday 18th December, and The Wizard of Oz will be brought to life by ballet on Monday 23rd December and Tuesday 24th December.

From Friday 29th November to Tuesday 31st January, Watford Palace Theatre present Sleeping Beauty, a traditional family pantomime featuring fabulous costumes, stunning sets, a live band and non-stop laughs.

There is plenty more for you to Experience in Watford this Winter, including bowling, cinema, a huge choice of festive eateries, and fabulous online competitions with both Watford BID and the wonderful new Visit Watford brand! Make sure to share your Watford experiences on social media with the hashtag #WinterInWatford2019.

Experience Watford this Winter, visit www.winterinwatford.com - We will surprise you!