November 27, 2010
Photo Special: Burnham-On-Sea Christmas lights switch-on
Carnival Queen and her Princesses were joined by Santa, the town's
Mayor and Mayoress and a local radio presenter in switching on
the town's Christmas lights on Saturday (November 27th).
annual ceremony was held outside the Victoria Hotel in Victoria
Street during an afternoon of festive entertainment from local
crowd of around 400 people watched the event, which included performances
from St Andrew's, St Joseph's and King Alfred schools plus a special
festive performance by Burnham's Curtain Call theatre group.
Santa arrived in style on Burnham's BARB Light Of Elizabeth
rescue hovercraft and then circulated among the crowds, handing
out sweets and gifts to children. There
was also face-painting plus displays by Burnham Police, Fire Brigade,
Burnham Lions and BARB.
at 5pm, Carnival Queen Anna Kevan and
her princesses, Katrina Doyle and Agatha Parrott were joined by
Mayor Michael Clarke and Total Star radio presenter Ian Burrage
in pushing a plunger to light up the town's High Street and adjoining
streets with dozens of colourful festive lights.
Rhonda Mills, Chairman of Burnham's Chamber of Trade, the group
that has organised the switch-on, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We're
delighted with how today's switch-on has gone - we had big crowds
of several hundred spectators despite bitterly cold weather."
was a real community spirit with some superb performances by our
local youngsters. Thanks go to everyone who helped and supported
this year's switch-on."
Collections for local good causes were made by members of Burnham-On-Sea
Lions Club throughout the afternoon. A special outdoor stage was
set-up in Victoria Street by Total Star FM, whose presenter, Ian
Burrage, commentated during the event.
This year's lights have been funded by Burnham Chamber of Trade
and its members, plus the Town Council and Sedgemoor District