Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton are set to welcome the start of the festive season with town Christmas Lights switch-ons.

The Comet: Crowds gathering for the lights switch-on. Picture: Steve LiddleCrowds gathering for the lights switch-on. Picture: Steve Liddle (Image: Steve Liddle)

Kicking things off this year is the annual Biggleswade Christmas Fair in Market Square which starts tomorrow at noon.

There will be a range of Christmas stalls selling handcrafted gifts, treats and decorations, as well as an array of streets food including a hog roast, pizza, roasted chestnuts.

Entertainment will be provided by students from all schools in the town, local choirs, The Edward Peake Steel Band, The Stotfold Salvation Army Band – who will accompany the Biggleswade and District Choral Society – and Biggles FM’s Jon Godel who will be hosting.

The Christmas Lights will be switched on by the Biggleswade Carnival Court at 7pm, followed by a Christmas singalong before the Biggleswade Amateur Theatrical Society takes to the stage until the event closes.

The Comet: Biggleswade Christmas lights switch onBiggleswade Christmas lights switch on (Image: Archant)

Children are welcome to decorate stars at the event to be hung on the tree for £1 with proceeds going to Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice.

A town council spokesman said: “The event has a real community feel to it and we are grateful for all the local organisations that are joining us to make the event a success year after year.

“Our Christmas tree is up and the town’s Christmas lights are waiting to be switched on!”

Next Friday brings Potton’s Christmas offerings which start with carol singing, hot food and a funfair from 6pm.

The Comet: Biggleswade Christmas lights switch onBiggleswade Christmas lights switch on (Image: Archant)

For more information, go to or call 01767 313134.

Father Christmas will be making an appearance at the event in Market Square, where he is tasked with the big lights switch-on at 7pm.

The Sandy Christmas Fayre and Lights switch-on will take place from 1pm until 5pm next Sunday, December 2, at the town’s Market Square.

The event is hosted by The Friends of Sandy Christmas Lights, and promises an afternoon of fun and entertainment including stalls, stage acts, fun fair and a visit from Father Christmas.

The highlight of the event is the switching on of the Christmas Lights which will be preceded by community carol singing and take place at 4.30pm.

For more information or to make a contribution search for Friends of Sandy Christmas Lights on Facebook or email