November 16, 2014
Free parking in Burnham-On-Sea for Christmas lights switch-on

Visitors 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.

Burnham's Christmas lights are currently being installed across the town centre in readiness for the festive season, as pictured.

Sedgemoor 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.

BBC 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.

An outdoor Christmas market with festive food and craft traders will be held in Victoria Street.

And 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.

"It 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.

"We 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

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