7th November 2014 from 4:30pm.
Join the procession through Broadmead to the giant tree in Cabot Circus where you can join with some carols, see some astounding circus acts and count down to the switching on of the lights. For the schedule and more information visit the Cabot Circus website for details.
12th November from 5:30pm
In celebration of the local and historical, you can enjoy a number of performances from the best artists of Bristol and Bath. There is a promise of a spectacular sound and light show too! This years event is focused around Jolly’s one of Europes oldest departments stores. (image is from the light switch-on 2011 with John Cleese).
24th November from 6:30pm
This truly is a local event with approximately 90 volunteers fundraising and bringing, what they term, the Golden Mile of lights to celebrate the festive season. If your local to the area, support something that so many are so passionate about. This years lights will be turned on by Ruby (a gold and silver medalist from the recent Commonwealth games) and Zara (a local business holder, who is also a windsurfing and speed sailing champion).
27th November from 4pm
Head down to the Italian Gardens for live music, entertainment and an opportunity to get your wish list to Santa. The lights this year will be turned on by the towns major and will be followed by a promise of a spectacular fireworks display.
23rd November from 11am
A whole day event brought to you by the local community. There will be a variety of market stalls which will be showcasing the local products and produce from surrounding villages and towns. There will be make and do tents, live performances from local bands, schools and groups, a number of children’s activities as well as a Christmas lantern parade, fireshow and fireworks. Definitely sounds like it isn’t something to be missed!
If you love the twinkling of Christmas lights than you may be interested in visiting some of Somerset’s local homes which decorate their homes to aid others.
Trinty Rise, Burnham on Sea; the lights will be switched on from early December until early New Year. There will be a donation box of which all proceeds go to charity. There are several homes that get involved yearly with more than over 100,000 lights. It certainly makes you feel all warm and fuzzy when you see it.
Manning Close, Wells; the show took a respite in 2013 but we’re advised is due to return with the lights switch-on taking place on 30th November. This is one man’s effort to illuminate the lives of many and donate all proceedings to Make a Wish UK. With over 50,000 and a vast amount of press coverage, it is definitely one to add to the list.
Bridgwater Road, Lympsham; if you’ve driven up the A370 at Christmas time it is pretty hard not to miss the home that well and truly ‘decks the halls’. Just slightly off the main road, it’s another individual home that likes to donate time, effort and money to those in need at Christmas. Next time your passing, why not pop a donation into the box just outside.
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