Welcome to the Festive Decor Website
Festive Decor is owned by the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce. It is the Guernsey registered charity responsible for the ownership and annual erection of the Guernsey Christmas lights in St. Peter Port. The Christmas lights are 100% funded by charitable donations and have been since the first string of lights was put up in 1964.
The erection of the Christmas lights is co-ordinated by Festive Decor and man power is provided by various groups including the Young Business Group ("YBG") who also co-ordinate Switch On Day.
Testing, maintaining and putting up/taking down Christmas lights is an expensive business. It is estimated that (due to the inclusion of the new displays and the increasing cost of Switch On Day) around £30,000 will need to be raised every year to ensure the lights go up. Imagine St Peter Port without light at Christmas time... No Christmas lights means no Switch On Day, which is an annual highlight for many children.
Festive Decor does not receive any States funding, contrary to popular belief, so responsibility for the lights falls to the charity and the Guernsey community.
Festive Decor (2009) (formerly Festive Decor Limited) is a company incorporated in Guernsey whose registered office is at Suite 1, 16 Glategny Esplanade, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1WN. It is a member of the Association of Guernsey Charities. References throughout this website to "Festive Decor" are to Festive Decor (2009) trading as Festive Decor.