Maidenhead Christmas Lights Switch-On – 26 November 2011


Scroll down or click here for my video of the event.

SHOCK AND AWE_Fireworks surprised everyone by being detonated from in front of the Town Hall.

As is traditional in towns and cities across the UK, today saw Maidenhead’s annual Christmas Lights Switch-On event take place in front of the Town Hall. At 6:00pm, from the balcony of the Mayor’s parlour, a young girl who won a competition run by the Maidenhead Advertiser flicked the all-important switch. Hundreds of fireworks were detonated, and the High Street’s hanging decorations were illuminated. Mayor Asghar Majeed helped with the proceedings, fresh from carrying out the same duty in Windsor last week.

BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE_Dignitaries watch from the Mayor's parlour, as the fireworks go up in the air.

BLAZE OF COLOUR_Red fireworks are let off from the roof of a Maidenhead office block.

HANGING LIGHTS_Suspended Christmas lights in the town centre.

STAR ATTRACTION_The giant Christmas tree in Nicholson's Walk.


Below, for your viewing pleasure, my video of today’s switch-on event.

VIDEO_My video of today’s switch-on event.

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a twenty-something from Maidenhead in Berkshire, working for ITV News.