Christmas Lights in Stony Stratford
Stony Stratford has a splendid display of lights during December.
These are turned on during a day of celebration when the high street is closed to traffic to make way for stalls and fair rides, entertainers and musicians, including the Stony Mummers.
As the day draws to a close a procession of lanterns makes its way down London Road, through the High Street and into the Market Square where the ceremony of switching on the Christmas lights is performed.
The streets throng with happy families out shopping for seasonal gifts and the pubs and hotels are crowded as Stony Stratford prepares for the festive season.
Shops decorate their windows on the theme designated for that year by Stony Stratford Business Association.
The lights remain in place throughout the festival and are finally packed away for the next year after 12th night.
Christmas Lights Switch On Day is just one of the many festivals that take place in the town throughout the year and there is a full calendar of events in this thriving market town.