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You are here: Home / Leisure / Out And About In Fareham

Christmas in Fareham 2023

Christmas lights switch on 2023Saturday 18th November 10am - 7pm on West Street, Fareham Town Centre

Come along to Fareham Borough Council's Christmas Lights Switch On event in West Street Fareham on Saturday 18 November.

This FREE family-friendly event is a firm favourite in the Council events calendar with thousands of Fareham residents coming along to the pedestrianised area of West Street to join in with face painting, fun fair rides, festive gift stalls, delicious food and drink and activities all day between 10am and 7pm.

There will be performers throughout the day, both on the main stage and entertaining the crowds along West Street.

Father Christmas would not miss this event and the Christmas lights will be switched on at 5.30pm by the winner of the Council's summer colouring competition, supported by the Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Fred Birkett and Mayoress Lisa Birkett.

The day's festivities will finish in a flourish of gold, with the spectacular finale show which is not to be missed.

There will be a small charge for the fun fair rides, but all other activities on the day will be free of charge. The day's events are once again supporting the 'Live Love Local' message, encouraging people to shop local and help support Fareham's range of independent businesses.


Check back here soon for more details over the coming months.


For more information please contact the Leisure and Community Team on 01329 236100 or


Event Sponsors

If your business is interested in being a sponsor at our Christmas event please visit our sponsorship opportunities webpage.


Travelling to Fareham

By Bus

Fareham Bus Station is situated by Market Quay car park.

From Gosport: Use First Bus service E1, E2, X5, 9, 9A or 11

From Portsmouth: Use First Bus service 3 or X4

From Whiteley: Use First Bus service 28 or 28A

From Southampton: Use First Bus service X4 or X5

By Train

Fareham train station is a 10 minute walk to the event location.

By Bike

Fareham Town Centre is surrounded by the National Cycle Network. Bike racks are available in the pedestrianised area, by Fareham Library and by Fareham Bus Station.

By Car

Fareham Town Centre has a number of car parks. Please see our parking in Fareham Town Centre webpage for more details.

Car sharing is encouraged to help us be more sustainable. It can also be more social and allows you to share the cost of car parking.

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