Four large craft stalls filled the Town Square - with goods on sale from fudge, scarves and accessories, flowers and ornaments, to handmade bags and garden features.
Santa's animals visited - visitors could meet the less well known of the Christmas menagerie; bunnies, goats, sheep and guinea pigs! You could get a glitter tattoo or an amazing balloon creation - or meet the cheekiest elves Whizzy Rascals. Crazy Crackers were there on Saturday only.
Lennie the land train helped take the weight off - offering a free lift up and down the town centre.
Free parking was offered in Hatfield and Herschel car parks.
We kicked off the festive season with an afternoon of fun, fireworks, music and dancing at the Slough Christmas lights switch on event! And all for FREE!
Visitors were in with a chance of winning loads of prizes including the star prize of a basket full of goodies!
Singing and dancing galore took place on stage from 1pm with the timetable of acts shown below.
Giveaways, competitions and much more.
Santa joined the fun on stage for the five o'clock switch on, the winner of the big basket of goodies was chosen and the lights were switched on, as the sky lit up with fireworks and 'snow' tumbled through the air!
There was music, dance, free workshops and street performers in association with HOME Slough.
All you had to do to be in with a chance of winning the massive basket of goodies was go to the Christmas lights switch on, collect a lucky raffle ticket and be in the Town Square at 4.40pm when the raffle was drawn!
Intro - 1pm
Ministry of Dhol - 1.05pm
Sesha Natya Nikethan - 1.30pm
Bollywood Brass Band - 1.55pm
Munde Punjab DE - 2.20pm
Op Sa Balkan Band - 3.05pm
Creative Academy - 3.20pm
Claycots School Choir - 3.35pm
DK ProDuktions “Aladdin” - 3.45pm
Gaiczek & Mały Gaiczek - 4.10pm
Promotional giveaways - 4.20pm
Search for a star - 4.40pm
Lights on and fireworks - 5pm
Face the crowd band - 5.15pm
Finish - 5.45/6pm
A huge thank you to all these retailers, who kindly donated fantastic gifts for the crowd to win on the day.
Mleczko Delikatesy Ltd
Holiday Inn Express Slough
Natasha Cosmetics and Café
Moon & Spoon
Cake Shop Slough