Burnham-On-Sea Xmas lights switch-on and shopping evening
West weatherman Bob Crampton and an inspirational Burnham-On-Sea
resident who has raised over £50,000 for charity are to switch
on the town's Christmas lights today (Saturday).
event, in Victoria Street, will be preceded by an afternoon of live
entertainment and family attractions from 3pm, organised by Burnham-On-Sea
Chamber of Trade & Commerce.
will be performances on stage from Lisa Jane School of Dance at
3.05pm, the Mudlarks at 3.30pm and St Andrew's School Choir at 3.55pm.
Christmas will make a special visit at 4.20pm before performances
continue from Paul Young at 4.20pm, then Brent Knoll School choir
at 4.40pm, Coastline Singers at 5.05pm followed by St Joseph's school
choir at 5.30pm.
Christmas lights will be switched on at 6pm by ITV West weatherman
Bob Crampton with the Mayor & Mayoress and fundraising Burnham
postie Mark Penfold. This will be followed by a performance from
Burnham on Song at 6.05pm.
will also be refreshments, stalls, displays and fun fair attractions
including the Toyset Carousel and Crazy Castle throughout the afternoon.
of Town Centre shops and cafes will be staying open later afterwards
so shoppers can start their festive shopping and support local traders.
Burnham and Highbridge Town Band will be playing in the High Street
Street from Regent Street to Vicarage Street and a section of Princess
Street will be closed to all traffic from Midday until 7pm on the
day. Free parking will be available after 4pm in Burnham's town
centre car parks.
get shoppers in the Christmas mood, between 11am and 3pm in the
High Street there also will be entertainment from a busking hip-hop
Santa Claus, King Alfred Concert Band and visits from Festive Foxey,
Mr Fox and a walkabout juggling elf!
featured Burnham charity fundraiser Mark Penfold earlier
this year during his inspirational fundraising efforts.
the lights switch-on, a fundraising evening called 'Blitz at the
Ritz', organised by BEST, will be held at the Ritz Social Club in