Help Light up the Royal Borough


Join your neighbours and community by lighting up the Royal Borough when we switch on the Christmas lights for Ascot, Eton, Maidenhead and Windsor. 

The council will switch on the town’s Christmas lights this weekend and as we can’t do the normal switch on events, we are asking you to join us and light up the borough. 

Decorate your garden, front window or create a festive display in your home and share your pictures with us by tagging @MyRoyalBorough using the hashtag #LightUpMyRBWM and you could win a £250 prize to shop local in the borough. 

To be in with the chance of winning residents should post your pictures between Saturday 21 and Sunday 6 December tagging @MyRoyalBorough on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (or all 3!) and using the #LightUpMyRBWM. The winner will be announced on Friday 11 December.

Councillor Samantha Rayner, deputy leader of the council, says: “This year has been a challenging year for us all, and we wanted to find ways of the borough getting in the festive spirit and spreading some good cheer on our streets.

“I am really looking forward to seeing all the wonderful displays in your gardens and windows celebrating the festive season.

“And with so many fantastic local shops. the winner will be stuck for choice on where to spend them.”
For more information, visit  and follow the hashtag #LightUpMyRBWM