Kidsmas Lights

Look out for the latest winning Christmas light designs created by Cambridge children for the festive season. This is the third year of Kidsmas Lights, organised by Cambridge City Council and sponsored by BID; the two winning creations will join the other four lights created from 2023, 2022 and 2021, in a  growing collection which in time will form a festive light trail throughout the city.
Kidsmas lights - displayed during christmas 2022
Kidsmas Lights!
Local children were asked to design some festive art and the winning drawings from students at The Galfrid School and Trumpington Drama Group have been brought to life in a celebration of Christmas colour.
The idea was inspired by a town in Scotland called Newburgh, who for the last 18 years have created a new Christmas light to bring the festive cheer.
With thanks to Arts Development in Cambridge City Council for their funding and support of this years project.
Cllr Alex Collis, Deputy Leader of Cambridge City Council and Executive Councillor for Open Spaces, Food Justice and Community Development, said: “This is such a fun, inspiring project, one which involves and includes children right across the city. It’s building a wonderful community legacy year on year, with a growing collection that will light up Cambridge so beautifully, not just this year but in future Christmases.”
Kidsmas lights - displayed during christmas 2021

(Image of Kidsmas Lights winners with Cllr Russ McPherson and Carole, the Mayor and Mayoress of Cambridge)

Kidsmas Lights will see two LED-light displays designed by schoolchildren from Queen Emma and Queen Edith primary schools installed in local shops, a ‘Kidsmas’ display that will complement the Christmas tree and other festive displays around Queen Edith’s ward. Kays Chemist and The Coffee House on Wulfstan Way generously supported the project in 2021 by hosting lights throughout the Christmas period.