Usually takes place on the first Friday in December
Christmas Light Switch on @ 6pm

The Cotswolds can be a winter wonderland and the magic of a snow covered Bourton on the Water is a real possibility. One of the famous seasonal attractions of the village is the Christmas tree. The profusion of lights reflects in the rippling water creating a scene never to be forgotten.

The tree is lit from 1st December to 5th January, but the official switching on celebrations are held at 6pm on the first Friday of December, the date of the Christmas Late Night Shopping. With the village ablaze with fairy lights, shoppers can meander through the streets absorbing the festive atmosphere. There is a plethora of gifts from which to choose and an excellent choice of cafes, pubs, and restaurants for food and refreshments.