Welcome To

Waltham Abbey Festival of Light

We are a community led team of people working with existing organisations to create better community events.

There's Still More To Come This Year!

Next Cavalcade of Lights in:








Latest Update: Sing-A-Long

Song Book & Music now available

Latest Update: Museum New Events

Festive refreshments, live entertainment, games galore lanterns and even Santa!

Latest Update: Epping Forest Brass Band

Fantastic News! The wonderful Epping Forest Band will be joining us on the 26th Nov for the Cavalcade Evening


Now Planning

Cavalcade of Light

Starting 7pm
Fri Nov 26, 2021


Starting 7:45
Fri Nov 26, 2021

Ninefields Christmas Extravaganza

Hillhouse Sq., 7pm-8:30pm
Mon Nov 29, 2021


Create your own Christmas Lantern to bring to the events

Local Church

Services & Events

Many of our local Churches are holding Carol, Advent and other services and markets. Why not come along?

The Abbey Church

Advent Service, Sun Nov 28th

St Thomas’ Church, Upshire

Festival of Light Carols and Christmas Tales – Sun 28th Nov 4pm

Baptist Church

Carol Service – Sun 19th Dec 4:30pm

St Thomas’ Church, Upshire

Holy Innocents Church, High Beech

The Abbey Church

Christmas Lunch

1st Dec 12:00-2:00 

Christmas concert by the Woodford Singers

11th Dec 2:00pm

Seedlings Messy Church

4th Dec 3:00 

Christmas Fayre

11th Dec 11:00-3:00 

Carol Service

19th Dec 5:00pm 

Midnight Mass

24th Dec 11:30pm 

Christmas Day Service

25th Dec 10:00am 

Service of Carols & Readings

26th Dec 9:15am 

Informal carol singing by candlelight on a Nordic theme with seasonal refreshments

15th Dec 7:00pm

Christingle Services

24th Dec 2:00pm & 5:30pm

Midnight Communion

24th Dec 11:00pm

Christmas day communion service

25th Dec 10:30am

Boxing Day Carol Service

26th Dec 10:30am

Waltham Abbey Baptist Church

Christmas Day Family Service

25th Dec 10:00am