The Town Council provides a Christmas tree and Christmas light displays in many of the main streets in the town centre. Lights are switched on at the annual Christmas Extravaganza event.
The Christmas lights switch on was 30th November 2019 by Stacey of Gavin and Stacey actor Joanna Page and it will be on 28th November 2020. Information on special guests, competitions, any parade, times of the fireworks display will be on Abingdon-on-Thames Chamber of Commerce website near the time.
The Christmas Lights are subject to a rolling programme of renewals and are stored and safety checked in between each annual usage. Energy efficient lights are in use.