Burnham-On-Sea Christmas News

Burnham-On-Sea’s Christmas lights switched on by Mayor

BURNHAM’S colourful Christmas lights were turned on along the town’s High Street on Saturday November 27th as the town got into a festive mood.

The town’s 33 street lights were switched on by Mayor Louise Parkin in a ceremony outside the Somerset & Dorset Pub in the High Street.

Our photo shows Santa and Burnham’s Mayor with Sammy Bevan (6), Oliviann Palmer (5), Paul Gass of the Chamber Of Commerce, and Andrew Nicolaides, Chairman of the Burnham Chamber of Commerce.

The lights – which cost almost £3,000 each year – were kindly put up along the street by Mike Buncombe’s Electricals.

As in previous years, the Burnham-On-Sea town band were on hand near Hurleys newsagents to play a line-up of lively Christmas tunes.

And Santa Claus also dropped in – handing out sweets to children and onlookers.

GMTV features Burnham-On-Sea Christmas lights

GMTV Christmas Lights CompetitionA street of Christmas decorated homes in Burnham-On-Sea has been featured on live national TV.

GMTV broadcast live from Trinity Rise on Monday December 20th when the breakfast programme’s reporter interviewed home owners about their decorations.

The houses are entered in GMTV’s Best-Dressed Christmas House Lights competition.

Large crowds at Burnham-On-Sea Christmas market

Hundreds of festive shoppers descended on Burnham’s Farmers Market on Friday December 17th, 2004.

The event let shoppers choose between a wide range of festive food, cards and photos, plus craft gifts.

The monthly farmers market was expecially extended with many additional stalls and also Christmas refreshments.

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