Christmas 2018 Events in Milton Keynes
Christmas 2018 is coming and MKFM have the details, dates and start times of the local light switch on's, fun days and events in the run up to the big day!
We've got all the details of where and when the Christmas lights in Milton Keynes are getting switched on with start times, dates and details of loads of other events too.
Saturday 24th November 2018
Newport Pagnell Christmas Light Switch On
Christmas officially starts in Newport Pagnell on Saturday 24th November. As always, the volunteer team have arranged a lighting spectacular for the town, and there hard work will all have been worth it when we see what they have done! Plus plenty of live music and entertainment along the High Street as well. Stalls will be open from 10am, entertainment from 1pm and the big switch on at 5pm.
Bletchley Christmas Light Switch On
Christmas comes to Bletchley Town Centre on Sunday 24th November 2018! There’s a whole afternoon of free festive fun entertainment on Queensway from 2pm until 6.30pm with plenty of stalls, games and activities for everyone - and not forgetting Santa’s grotto on Stanier Square.
Wolverton Lantern Festival
The Wolverton Lantern Festival is back for its 30th anniversary in 2018 on Saturday 24th November. A festive fayre and street market with plenty of food, stalls and crafts is taking place in The Square from 3pm. There will also be live music all afternoon. Then at 4.30pm it's the Lantern Parade - where this year's theme is Blue Planet!
Sunday 25th November 2018
Woburn Sands Christmas Fayre
The Christmas Fayre is returning to Woburn Sands for 2018! This year's event is promising to be better than ever before as the town centre fills up with Christmas stalls and fun. There will be plenty of live entertainment with the event underway from 1pm to 5pm.
Saturday 1st December 2018
Stony Stratford Christmas Light Switch On
The amazing Christmas lights in Stony Stratford are being turned on on Saturday 1st December. There will be stalls and events taking place all day along the High Street and in the Market Square, along with the big switch on itself at 5pm! The day of fun starts from 11.20am.
Willen Hospice Lights of Love
Join Willen Hospice to remember loved ones at the Willen Hospice Lights of Love service. At this special time of year, we get together for a service of remembrance to celebrate the lives of the people we have loved - still love - but sadly have lost. It's happening at the Ridgeway Centre from 2.30pm to 5pm.
Sunday 2nd December 2018
MacIntyre's Christmas Fayre
Come along to The Antiques Centre at the Woburn Abbey Grounds on the 2nd December from 10am to 4pm for MacIntyre's Christmas Fayre! With over 60 stalls of crafts, gifts, Christmas cards, and Christmas food you are sure to find the perfect presents for your family and friends.
Father Christmas Float in Old Farm Park and Brownswood
Milton Keynes Watling Rotary will be bringing Father Christmas back to Old Farm Park and Brownswood, and this year it'll be on a Sunday evening! It's all happening from 6pm to 8pm.
Sunday 9th December 2018
Olney Dickens of a Christmas
Christmas kick starts in Olney with the annual Dickens of a Christmas event on Sunday 9th December! Stalls with all manner of merchandise fill the Market Place, the High Street and the Farmers Market is held on the same day offering many opportunities to purchase Christmas presents as well as supporting local charities.
Santa Christmas Lunch at Stadium MK
Join your friends and family to the Pitchside Restaurant and Bar for a festive affair. Little ones will enjoy a visit from Santa along with a stint in his workshop where they’ll have fun creating cards and tree decorations. For grown-ups it’s an opportunity to catch up in the busy run up to Christmas. Lunch is served from 12.30pm.
Sunday 16th December 2018
Willen Hospice Santa Dash 2018
Santa Dash is back for 2018! Last year's Willen Hospice Santa Dash was such an amazing, memorable day. It was crisp, icy cold but the Christmas spirit was definitely there! This year you can opt to walk around the lake and chat with your friends or dash to see how fast you can make it around - it's up to you. Jog or walk or run - whatever takes your fancy, make sure you sign up and be there! The 1.2 mile Santa Dash route is open to all, and you are welcome to bring your dog along for the event. It's happening at Willen Lake North from 10am to 12pm.
Father Christmas Float in Poets Estate
Milton Keynes Watling Rotary will be bringing Father Christmas back to Poets Estate, and this year it'll be on a Sunday evening! It's all happening from 6pm to 8pm with donations to the Winter Night Shelter and Willen Hospice.
Sponsored Stories You May Like
Milton Keynes Council to give grade II listed Almshouses a new lease of life
The Almshouses were commissioned in 1702 and acted as a form of low-cost community housing up until the 1960s.
Pupils at Milton Keynes secondary school to self-isolate if someone in their household tests positive as cases rise
Pupils will also have to return to wearing masks whilst in lesson settings at school.
Dance festival to take place at Milton Keynes shopping centre next month
MÓTUS presents 'The Universe & Me - Part II' - supported through Arts Council England, the Milton Keynes Community Foundation and Milton Keynes Council.
Residents in Milton Keynes told to not store large quantities of fuel amid panic buying
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue have taken to social media to remind people of the dangers of storing large quantities of fuel at home.
Milton Keynes schools invited to the UEFA Women’s EURO action next summer
Milton Keynes is hosting four UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 football matches at Stadium MK next summer.
High Court rejects controversial Milton Keynes warehouse developer's legal challenge
The developer, GUPI 6 Limited, had requested to proceed with a legal challenge against a recent appeal decision made by the planning inspector.
Milton Keynes family lose everything after tumble dryer blaze destroys home
A mother and daughter have been left with nothing but the clothes on their back following a devastating fire in their Milton Keynes home.
The Parks Trust ask residents to support Milton Keynes’ inspirational landscapes
In a brand new document, ‘Milton Keynes’ Inspirational Landscapes: Now and Forever’, The Parks Trust has set out their vision for green infrastructure across MK.
Milton Keynes Microbrewery win gold at SME MK & Buckinghamshire Business Awards
Bucks Star Beer, based in Stonebridge, are thrilled to have have won gold in the Buckinghamshire Business of the Year Award 2021, held at the Jury's Inn on Thursday 9th September.
Volunteering Matters invites you to attend “Beyond the Horizon” this October
National charity Volunteering Matters invites you to attend “Beyond the Horizon” at The Sky Room, MK Gallery, on Thursday 14th October, 6-8pm, to celebrate the partnerships formed to support young people in Milton Keynes.
Parents reminded how to spot respiratory illnesses in children ahead of virus season in Milton Keynes
Understandably, parents are more alert to cold-like symptoms which may often be confused with coronavirus yet can be apprehensive about contacting the NHS unnecessarily.
Milton Keynes based-charity raising awareness of the sickle cell disease
MK Melting Pot is a small but impactful non-profit organisation that has been running for over 10 years.
You May Have Missed
'Scum' spray-painted onto Milton Keynes couple's store window as well as other graffiti
A Milton Keynes couple have had the word 'Scum' spray painted onto their store window, as well as other graffiti on their store sign.
Cat is stabbed twice in Milton Keynes
Last week, a family discovered that their pet cat had been stabbed in each of her back legs.
EXCLUSIVE: McDonalds to restart breakfast service in Milton Keynes from July 8th
MKFM understands that McDonalds will be re-starting their breakfast service in all Milton Keynes stores from 8th July.
Cafe Rouge to close in Milton Keynes as owners of chain enter administration
Cafe Rouge in Milton Keynes will be closing permanently as the owners of the chain enter administration.
The areas in Milton Keynes where the most deaths involving coronavirus have sadly happened
The Office for National Statistics have revealed new localised data on the number of deaths which have taken place involving coronavirus.
Deadly blue-green algae appears in another Milton Keynes park as warning sent to dog owners
Deadly blue-green algae has been identified in another Milton Keynes park as dog owners are warned to keep their animals out of the lake.
Coronavirus test centre employee's outcry over being charged to park whilst at work in Milton Keynes
Employees at the drive-in coronavirus test centre in Central Milton Keynes have to pay to park each day, it has been revealed.
Milton Keynes local coronavirus case numbers do NOT include Drive-Through test centre results
A national newspaper has revealed that government coronavirus case numbers on a local authority level do not include any tests from local drive-through test centres and some home testing kits.