The festive season kicks off with a bang when the grand switch-on of the Christmas lights turns Ross-on-Wye into a winter wonderland (not necessarily with snow on the ground). The date for visitors and locals alike to remember is Sunday November 20th 2016. At four o’clock the town will be transformed with a multicoloured display of seasonal illuminations. Santa Claus will park his reindeer where they won’t be seen by inquisitive children and sets up his grotto in The Market House at 11am. But the reindeers do make an appearance during their lunch break between 12-2pm. There will be stalls, games and music to cheer the crowd. So, do join Santa and the gang to see in the Christmas season in style.