To celebrate and recognise International Day of People with disability on the 3 December (the day that the Christmas lights are switched on) the YBG, in association with our sponsors Jacksons Garage, would like to give the opportunity to all Guernsey children with disabilities to enter a competition. The winner will help Father Christmas switch on the lights in Town Church Square on the 3rd of December!

The Competition

How to Enter

The Prize

1st Prize – Representing all Guernsey children who live with a disability, you will meet with Father Christmas in Town Church Square and help him to switch on the Christmas Lights. You and your parents/guardians will also be invited to join the runners up to watch the parade in an especially reserved accessible space close to the stage.

5 runners up – You and your parents/guardians will be invited to watch the switch on and parade in a specially reserved accessible space close to the stage.

Note for Parents


Siblings are more than welcome. Please detail all attendees (child, siblings, and parents/guardians) in your entrance email so we can plan the numbers.


Town church square gets very busy and noisy during the switch on parade. A space close to the stage with appropriate access will be made available. However, it would be best to arrive early as providing an easy entrance will prove difficult after 3pm due to the sheer number of people attending the event and the restricted space available next to town church. We are considering the planning for next year to make this an even more accessible event as the current arrangements are tight. As such, if you do not feel you or your child would be comfortable waiting in the winter weather from 3pm to around 5.30pm this event may not be appropriate for you.