HEREFORDSHIRE towns are set for their Christmas lights switch on events to kick off the festive season.

Christmas Day might still be more than six weeks away, but the lights will start to go on across Herefordshire across the next couple of weeks.

Each event has its own special element ready for its local people, some will even have special guests.

Here’s the list of where and when they will be:


Hereford City Council said it was partnering with Sunshine Radio for the "incredible lights switch on show" on Sunday, November 20.

The headline act this year will be English singer, songwriter and pop-rap artist Betty Boo.

She became popular in the late 1980s after a collaboration with the Beatmasters on the song Hey DJ/I Can't Dance.

The show will start at 3.30pm in Hereford High Town, with games, giveaways, characters from children's TV show Paw Patrol and Voice UK contestant Jake of Diamonds.

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Bromyard will be holding its annual event on November 19, with a list of entertainment in the pipeline.

The award-winning Bromyard Light Brigade is promising some exciting new displays and some old favourites.

Bromyard FM will hold its Christmas live show with interviews, news, school choir, Bromyard Wind Band, choral society, and Vicky Shortland with carols round the tree.

Then the Christmas lights will be switched on by Sylvia Richards, widow of the late Clive Richards, at 5.30pm.

This will be followed by more live music until 7pm with special guest performers Poverty Corner.

Read more here: Bromyard has big plans for Christmas lights switch on


Leominster's Christmas lights switch on will take place on November 26.

There will be entertainment, fair rides and food and drink available from around 3pm in Corn Square.

The annual Nativity service will take place in the Priory Church at 4pm, followed by the light switch-on back in Corn Square. 


Ross-on-Wye Town Council will be holding the event on November 27, when the town centre, Broad Street and Croft Court, will come alive with over 70 stalls selling locally handmade arts and crafts plus delicious artisan food and drink.

From decorations, candles, bath bombs, ceramics, and jewellery, to cheese, chutneys, hampers, brownies, and blankets, there will be lots to choose from.

Two bars will be set up and the Beefy Boys will also be serving their famous burgers, alongside other food stalls.

A special guest will be turning on the Christmas Lights at 4.30pm, which include the town's new hedgehog lights.

Read more here: Beefy Boys among 70 stalls at Herefordshire town’s biggest Christmas fayre


Events to mark Ledbury's town Christmas lights switch-on will take place on Sunday, November 27, outside the Market House in the town centre.

Currently 26 traders have signed up to participate in the event, which will be food vendors, craft stalls, and local distilleries.

There will also be a range of other entertainment taking place, which Ledbury Town Council have decided will be Walkabout performers.

But to accommodate larger than usual market traders, alongside the entertainment, the members of the council’s events party asked the town council to grant a road closure from Top Cross to Bye Street between 10am and 6pm.

Read more here: Details for Christmas lights switch-on and fair in Herefordshire town


A celebrity will make a special appearance at a Herefordshire border town's Christmas lights switch-on event this year.

Writer of the famous book turned film adaption, War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, will join Hay-on-Wye Citizens of the Year Trish and Alan Kiddle to switch on the town's Christmas lights on Friday, November 25.

Sir Michael Morpurgo is an English book author, poet, playwright, and librettist who is known best for children's novels such as War Horse.

Read more here: Celebrity change for Hay-on-Wye Christmas lights switch on


Tenbury Wells will be hosting its annual Christmas Lights Switch On this year on Saturday, November 19, at 4.30pm on Teme Street in front of the iconic Regal Theatre.

The Tenbury Chamber of Trade is working with the Regal theatre this year to deliver an exciting show, with a guest appearance from the Sheriff of Nottingham, who is the ‘baddie’ from year’s professional pantomime Robin Hood.

There will also be an exciting performance from the kids in the Regal School of Creative Arts performing alongside a set of music from DJ Shaun O’Toole.