Christmas in Chelmsford
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Christmas in Chelmsford

In Chelmsford, we are always looking to put the safety of our residents and visitors at the forefront of what we do, especially during such unprecedented times as this. So, it is for your safety and others, that Christmas in Chelmsford this year will be a little different from what we are all used to.

In line with government guidelines, One Chelmsford (Business Improvement District) have made the difficult decision not to hold a physical Christmas Lights Switch-On event. We know this will be disappointing for many, however the safety of our residents is our top priority and the city will certainly still have Christmas lights to provide a magical atmosphere for those visiting across the festive season.

Despite this news, Chelmsford is still very much open for Christmas and we have a fantastic online event lined up for Sunday 22nd November to celebrate the start of the festive season with your loved ones. Stay tuned for further information!

We are also thrilled to announce that following the success of last year, we will be running the CM1STMAS Community Awards once again. We look forward to receiving your nominations and to celebrate the amazing achievements of the people of Chelmsford. After what has been an incredibly challenging year so far, we find community to be more important than ever and we know that this will be a great opportunity to bring us closer together (yet socially distanced!) for a great cause.

Further information on our Christmas festivities and how to nominate your Community Heroes will be available very soon over at

We are working endlessly on creating a magical festive season that brings everyone joy, while ensuring everybody’s safety at the same time.