Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights switch-on!
countdown is underway to Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights switch-on
which will take place this Saturday (November 23rd).
outdoor Christmas street market with festive food and craft stalls
will be held from 10am, followed at 2.30pm by an afternoon of
seasonal music and entertainment outside the Victoria Hotel in
by Burnham Chamber of Trade, the event will see BBC Somerset presenter
Emma Britton and Burnham's World BMX cycling champion Liam Phillips
officially turn on the Christmas lights at 4.45pm.
choirs, dance groups and hand bell ringers will perform a line-up
of festive-themed music and entertainment from 2.30pm, leading
up to the big switch-on. Father Christmas will also be arrive
to hand out gifts at around 3pm.
promises to be a superb event to mark the official start of Burnham's
Christmas shopping season and we are delighted to have both Liam
and Emma lined up to light up the town centre this year,"
said a Burnham-On-Sea Chamber of Trade spokesman.
District Council will also provide free parking from 4pm to encourage
visitors to come along to the switch-on and do some early Christmas
Burrage will lead the entertainment and both Burnham Lions, Burnham
and Highbridge Town Council and the Town Team are supporting the
produced a sensational performance to become the BMX world champion
in New Zealand in July and he also represented Great Britain at
the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. He is also a former pupil of Berrow
School and King Alfred School.
lights switch-on is one of several events being organised by Burnham's
Chamber of Trade to promote local business.
late-night shopping evening is also being organised in Burnham
town centre for Thursday December 5th when many shops will be
open until 8pm and free entertainment will be available in the
Burnham Chamber of Trade website