Burnham-On-Sea for Christmas lights switch-on
to Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights switch-on next Saturday (November
22nd) will be able to park for free in the town centre in a bid
to boost local trade, it has been announced.
Christmas lights are currently being installed across the town
centre in readiness for the festive season, as pictured.
District Council has held talks with Burnham's Chamber of Trade,
which organises the Xmas lights switch-on, and has agreed to lift
charges at all Burnham's car parks from 4pm on November 22nd to
encourage shoppers to visit the switch-on and support local traders.
Points West presenter Alex Lovell will officially turn on the
Christmas lights during a day of festive entertainment outside
the Victoria Hotel in Victoria Street.
outdoor Christmas market with festive food and craft traders will
be held in Victoria Street.
local choirs, dance groups and hand bell ringers will perform
a line-up of festive-themed music and entertainment, leading up
to the big switch-on at 4.45pm.
promises to be a superb event to mark the official start of Burnham's
Christmas shopping season and we are delighted to have Alex lined
up to light up the town centre this year," said a Burnham-On-Sea
Chamber of Trade spokesman.
are grateful to Sedgemoor for providing free parking from 4pm
and hope that it encourages visitors to come along to the switch-on
and do some early Christmas shopping in the town."
Burnham Chamber of Trade website