"(2013) hasn't been our best season," the 33-year-old recapped in front of the crowd, as he lit the town's Christmas lights with mayor Dickon Moore.
"But next year I promise we will be winning races," the Daily Mail quotes him adding.
Button then proceeded with the demo run, admitting afterwards the experience of driving a Formula One car through the streets of his hometown was "surreal".
The former Formula Ford champion capped off 2013 with a season-best fourth-place finish, last week at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Everyone expects his team McLaren to be back at the front in 2014, as the Woking based outfit enters its last season with Mercedes, before switching to Honda power in 2015.