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Christmas Lights Switch On 2024

Christmas Lights Switch On 2024 is on Thursday 21st November.

Christmas Lights Switch On 2023

Robert Thorogood at Christmas lights switch on

The crowds thronged to Marlow High Street once again last night, Thursday, 23rd November, to watch as Robert Thorogood, local resident, screenwriter and author ‘flicked the switch’ to turn on the town’s spectacular Christmas lights display. 

‘Snow’ fell along the packed High Street and stilt walkers dressed as Nutcracker Soldiers, Candy Canes, Mother Christmas and the Snow Queen entertained the crowds.  

From the top of a double-decker bus outside the Chequers pub, Robert said: “When we arrived in Marlow ten years ago, the town couldn’t have been more welcoming. This town is a true community and Marlovians are generous to a fault.  

“My series of murder mysteries is set in Marlow. The first book is being made into a TV show, filmed right here. Everything is featured – the church, the Chequers, the gold post box in the High Street — even Fred Smith, our postman. In my next book, I kill the Mayor of Marlow – so I doubt I’ll be asked to do this again!” 

Mayor David Brown said: “It’s wonderful to see so many Marlovians in the town tonight to celebrate the Christmas season with the switching-on of our fantastic lights. I can’t thank our generous sponsors enough; without them it wouldn’t be possible. Have a Happy Christmas everyone!” 

Christmas Lights Switch On 2022

24 November 2022

Peter Jones fires up Marlow’s Christmas Lights  

Hundreds flock to celebrate the start of the Christmas season

At this year’s celebrity Switch-On, 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.”