Stafford's Big Christmas Switch On Show

saturday 16th november

this year’s big christmas switch on show will be guaranteed festive fun for all the family!

Thousands of people are expected to yet again gather around the Christmas tree in the centre of Stafford on Saturday 16th November at 5pm, when the town’s much loved Christmas lights will be officially switched on.

This year the honours of pushing the button at Stafford’s Big Christmas Switch On Show will go to representatives from Stafford borough’s array of volunteers; celebrating the work that volunteers do all year-round, making a difference to the lives of thousands of Stafford borough residents.

Once again the magical light spectacular will be followed by a sensational firework display; providing just the right amount of Christmas sparkle in the sky above the square to kick off the festive season.

The nine piece line up, a collaboration of performers and musicians, known as ‘Dance Party Project’ will perform their fresh and upbeat show featuring party songs from the 90’s as well as dance club classics such as Ain’t Nobody by Chaka Khan and Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars; creating a Christmas party to remember!

And don’t forget our brilliant panto, Peter Pan at the Gatehouse Theatre which promises to delight audiences of all ages over the festive season.  Join EastEnders and Coronation Street Star Ian Reddington at Stafford Gatehouse this Christmas as he leads the cast of this year’s swashbuckling family treat, playing the most boo-able baddy of them all, Captain Hook.

Our theatre has a long legacy of pantomime and this year, audiences can expect a high-energy show with stunning costumes, chart topping hits galore, and a sprinkle of magic from the mischievous Tinkerbell, making for an unforgettable festive treat.

Peter Pan opens at Stafford Gatehouse on Friday 13th December and will run until Sunday 5th January.

Tickets can be booked by calling the box office on 01785 619080 or by visiting