HIGH WYCOMBE: HWBidCo is kicking the festive season off in style with the return of their popular Christmas lights switch-on on November 15. This year’s event takes place in the town centre from 4pm and will feature festive food and street entertainment, a Christmas-themed market, children’s rides and a very special guest appearance from Shine Like a Star contestant and the UK’s number one Robbie Williams tribute act, Dan Budd. There will be mulled wine and mince pies on offer, Christmas stalls and of course, Santa will be there in his sleigh.

MARLOW: The town’s Christmas lights will be switched on this year by Edd China, TV presenter, mechanic, motor specialist and inventor. He will do the honours at the Switch on and Shop event on Thursday, November 22, from the top of the double-decker bus in Marlow High Street. ‘Snow’ will fall as Marlow starts its Christmas countdown in style. To add to the authentic Christmas scene, there will be carols and festive music around the bus, which will be stationed outside the Chequers pub as usual. The High Street will be closed from 5pm to 7.30pm. There will be ‘snow’ from 6pm and the switch-on ceremony will take place at 6.30pm.

PRINCES RISBOORUGH: The stars of this year’s Aylesbury Waterside Theatre panto, Peter Pan, will be the special guests at the Christmas switch-on on Saturday, December 1. Residents can look forward to an afternoon and evening of festive entertainment from 3pm, and can visit Santa in his grotto and meet his reindeer before checking out a selection of gift stalls and enjoy festive food and drink. Schoolchildren from the area will be signing their favourite Christmas songs before the lights are officially switched on at 6pm. A giant snow globe will be in place and the popular ice rink is returning.

FLACKWELL HEATH: The Flackwell Heath Residents’ Association will host a Christmas lights switch-on at the community centre on November 24. There will be a children’s tea party at 3pm, a carol service with Rev Chris Bull with the Chiltern Hills Brass Band and the lighting of the Christmas tree at 5pm, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

AMERSHAM: Start the festive season with this wonderful family event in Amersham Old Town which includes carols, Santa’s reindeer, ice skating, late night opening in the local shops and the switching on of the Christmas lights on December 7. Scannappeal’s popular golden tombola will take place in the Market Hall where you can also warm up with mulled wine and mince pies, all profits will go to the charity’s work at Amersham Hospital. Festivity start from 6pm.

CHESHAM: The Christmas lights will be switched on at 6.30pm on November 30. Panto stars will be in the procession, lots of stalls and entertainment for the whole family on the main stage. This popular event is organised by Chesham Connect and will take place in the High Street.

GREAT MISSENDEN: Visit the annual village Christmas festival and enjoy lots of fantastic festive fun from 3pm until 8pm in the High Street on November 24. This year is expected to be bigger and better than ever with artisan food and drink stalks, a craft market and activities for children. All the pubs, shops and restaurants in the area will be open late to welcome visitors. The choir from Great Missenden School will be carol singing at 5pm at the Fire Station and you may even spot Santa on his sleigh. There will be free parking provided at Great Missenden Railway Station and at Missenden Abbey - the High Street will be closed to traffic.

BOURNE END: There will be revelry in Bourne End on Friday, December 7, when the village holds its annual Christmas Fun Night. Last year over 1,100 visitors enjoyed the evening which raised over £2,000 for local charities. The Christmas Lights are sparkling but there is one left to be switched on. The young designer of this year’s Children’s Light will be helped to switch it on and start proceedings at 5pm by special guest Lorraine Kelly. At 5.15pm Santa will drive through the town to his grotto in Bourne End Motor Company’s showroom. Inside the Library there will be produce and craft stalls, face painting and a treasure hunt.  Along The Parade, Young Entrepreneurs will be showing their wares. Local schools and churches will be adding to the festivities performing Christmas songs. Children can also enjoy fun fair rides and a bouncy castle. Chestnuts will be roasting and drinking chocolate heated courtesy of the local scouts. The Rebellion Brewery will be hosting free beer tasting and local pubs will be offering samples of their food and drink. The village will be awash with mulled wine and mince pies. If you can’t leave the car at home there will be free parking in Wakeman Road Car Park.

WOOBURN GREEN: The Christmas lights celebration will kick off at 4pm at The Wooburn Club on November 24. There will be a family disco, mulled wine, Santa's sleigh, grotto, mince pies, hot dogs, raffle, kids' lucky dip and face painting. Santa's sleigh will arrive at 4.30pm. 

UXBRIDGE: Join intu Uxbridge on Sunday, November 18 from 3pm-5.30pm to celebrate the switch on the christmas lights in Uxbridge town. Children's activities and walkabout acts in festive costumes at the following locations: High Steet, intu Uxbridge, The Pavillions. Parade sets off at 4.15pm from Chequers Square and ends 4.45pm. Light switch-on, followed by street entertainers and choir at 5pm.

Email stephanie.wareham@london.newsquest.co.uk with details of your celebration if it has not been included above.