Light Up Worcester

YOU switch on the city lights this Christmas

This year, it will be Worcester residents who turn on the city’s Christmas lights – ready for a very different festive season.

Visit Worcester are hosting the Light Up Worcester campaign to ensure that a COVID Christmas can still bring a seasonal smile to the faces of old and young alike as the community pulls together.


Visit Worcester are inviting local residents to send in footage and photos of their family switching on home or garden Christmas lights.  Residents should send in their clips by 23 November to be in with the chance of featuring in a film created by Visit Worcester, lighting up Worcester for the festive season.

How to get involved

  1. 1. Upload your video via the link below
  2. 2. Deadline to share your photos and film are Monday 23rd November by 12 noon
  3. 3. Videos should be taken portrait and filming should last no longer than 15 seconds.

Where to shop for your decorations

From candy canes, homemade pom poms to well-crafted beautiful ornaments don’t forget to shop local when decorating your home this year. Here are just a few of our many independent businesses offering click & collect as well as delivery.


Local independent shops who can help with decorations.
Mangojuice Gallery on New Street
Cornucopia in Crowngate Shopping Centre
House of Haby in The Market on The Shambles’
Crumpet & Coffee in Angel Place
Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe on the High Street


Let’s support our independent shops to light up Worcester more than ever this year. For full listing of businesses visit the Open4Business page and shop local this Christmas.


At 6.00pm on 26 November, a short film of Worcester’s family Christmas lights switch on will be posted via the Visit Worcester Facebook page and @visitworcester Twitter feed. Join in and tag your photos using #LightUpWorcester

Love from the Saxelby-Lees

Christmas is the most special time of year for us as a family. It is the time we celebrate life, appreciate each other and treasure the love we share.

To be able to spend this Christmas here in our home in Worcester is something we have longed for. Without the light, love and support from our community this wouldn’t be possible.

From holding us close, to watching our pain, a team is what we’ve been! We watch our little Oscar growing in strength everyday, it warms our hearts and brings us joy that we will never throw away.

Even though the world has become an uncertain place we hope to spread some cheer, as Christmas is so magical in itself that it reminds us of why we are here.

Our community spirit is so strong, we have been so blessed with you all, so let’s light up our city together and share this special ritual.