Festive Fun

Christmas lights switch on event

It's Chrissssstmmmmaaaaaas!! And once again we will be lighting the town centre with Christmas lights and fireworks and giving away hundreds of pounds worth of goodies to kick off the celebrations.

Come down to the town square on Saturday 23 November from 1pm to 5pm for music and dance on stage, giveaways and even Santa before the lights go on at 5pm and fireworks fly from the rooftops!

Acts on stage include Elite Drummers, the amazing dancers from Creative Academy, Slough Community Youth Soul Choir, HOMESlough, Polish Dancers of all ages and local band, The Hornets.

Hope to see you there! And if you are, you could be the lucky winner of a basket of presents and the person to officially turn on the lights!

Thanks to these retailers for their prize donations

  • Tesco
  • Starbucks
  • Mleczkodelikatesy

Festive Fun weekend

Saturday 14 December, 10am-5pm, and Sunday 15 December, 10am-4pm

Festive fun takes place on the third weekend in December in the Town Square, Slough. It is now into its fifth year and attracts anywhere between 1,000 -1,500 visitors over the two days.

Organised by Slough Borough Council, it’s two days of fantastic fun for all the family in the town centre, which includes some of the below:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Craft stalls
  • Street entertainment
  • Santa’s animals (not reindeers as they are resting)
  • Land train
  • Balloon modelling
  • Glitter tattoos.

Christmas tree

A Norwegian spruce Christmas tree will be installed in the town square, after the Christmas lights switch on event has been held. There isn't room for both the stage and the tree at the same time. Pop by and see it for yourself!

After the festive period, the tree will come down in January and be recycled.