Believe it or not it is just over five weeks until Christmas - surely now is a socially acceptable time to start putting up decorations and singing Christmas songs?

The borough of Hounslow certainly thinks so as they are jumping into the festive spirit with a number of lights switch on events across the borough.

And for residents, it's an opportunity to wrap up warm and join in with the Christmas celebrations - any chance to get into the festive spirit, hey?

From the traditional Isleworth Christmas Market to acrobatics at Feltham 's Winter Parade, a lantern procession in Hounslow Town Centre and carol singing in Chiswick , Hounslow has plenty of entertainment in store.

The borough's street services are managed by Hounslow Council and Hounslow Highways who are both supporting the events.

Mayor of Hounslow Councillor Sue Sampson, who is attending all of the festivities, said: "It will be nice to see the borough starting to look festive with colourful lights, and bustling with people shopping for their gifts for family and friends.

Hounslow's Christmas lights will be switched on on Saturday (November 18)

"I hope to see many residents at the events as we look to get ready for all the fun of the festive period."

When and where are the Christmas events?


Feltham's Winter Night Carnival, featuring a lantern parade, will take place on Thursday (November 16) from 4.30pm at The Piazza, The Centre, Feltham.

There promises to be singing, dancing and acrobatics.

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A number of Christmas events are taking place across Hounslow


On Saturday (November 18) from 6.30pm, a lantern procession through High Street Hounslow from Holloway Street will precede the Christmas lights switch on outside Holy Trinity Church, rounding off at Bell Square with a Same Sky dance performance.

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Chiswick's Christmas lights switch on will be from 5pm on Thursday, November 30.

A local school choir will perform as the lights are switched on outside the George IV pub, Chiswick High Road.


The traditional Isleworth Christmas Market will take place on Saturday (December 2) from 3pm until 7pm in Church Street, Isleworth.

There will be a Christmas lights switch on, children's fun rides, the Isleworth Eye wheel, choirs and to top it off, Santa will be there in his grotto.

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