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Peter Jones fires up Marlow’s Christmas Lights

At this year’s celebrity Switch-On last night (Thursday, 24th November), Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones illuminated the stunning display of Christmas lights in Marlow town centre.  

Hundreds of families flocked to the High Street to mark the occasion amid ‘real’ snow. Entertainment included ‘cheeky elves’ and stilt walkers, while Marlow FM broadcast live and played festive songs to the crowds. 

From the top level of the double-decker bus parked in the High Street, Peter said: “I’m thrilled to switch the Christmas lights on here in Marlow, my global investment HQ for nearly 20 years. Every day I deliberately drive along the High Street, often stopping for coffee or look around the shops – it’s a good start to my day. Marlow is a very special place.” 

Mayor Richard Scott said: “It’s brilliant to see so many people come to celebrate the Switch On of our wonderful Christmas lights this year, and we’re delighted that Peter was able to accept our invitation to turn them on. Thank you to him, to all our generous sponsors, and to everyone for coming — I wish you all a very Happy Christmas.”  

This year’s sponsors were: 

Shanly Foundation  


Beaufort Financial  

The Ship  

Pink Affinity  

Scamp and Dude  

Swish Fibre  

4Front Security  


Chamber of Trade and Commerce  

My Specialist GP  

The Butchers Tap and Grill  

Open Health  

Brand Events  

The Chequers  

Marlow Round Table  

Harleyford Golf Club  


MLL Telecom Ltd  

Rupert House School  


NFU Mutual  

Signature at Cliveden Manor  

Richardson Jones  

Amorino Marlow  

The Compleat Angler  

Seymour Taylor  

Andrew Milsom