.RUNNING ORDER AND TIMES:
4.35pm – 4.45pm Gracie Wickens-Sweet (Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist from Brent Knoll)
5.40pm – 6.00pm BoS Factor final sing-off
6.10pm Burnham Christmas lights switch-on with BBC Points West‘s David Garmston
BBC Points West presenter David Garmston will switch on Burnham-On-Sea’s Christmas lights during a special day of festive entertainment this Saturday (November 25th).
The event, in Victoria Street, will be preceded by an afternoon of live entertainment and family attractions from 1.30pm, organised by Burnham-On-Sea Chamber of Trade & Commerce.
The Christmas lights themselves will be switched on at 6.10pm by the BBC presenter alongside local dignataries.
There will be festive performances on stage from local choirs, dance groups and performers – and Father Christmas will make a special visit, touring around the town centre. There will also be festive stalls, displays and fair attractions throughout the afternoon.
The event will also see the return of Burnham’s BOS Factor festive talent competition when local people can perform on the stage to win a £100 prize.
“It promises to be a superb event to mark the official start of Burnham’s Christmas season,” said a Burnham Chamber of Trade spokesman.
“We’re delighted to have David in town to light up the town centre for the festive season and support our local businesses.”
David has worked on west country TV for over two decades and is the male anchor on the TV show alongside Alex Lovell – who switched on Burnham’s Christmas lights in 2014. David also presents the BBC1 show Sunday Politics.
Several shops will be staying open later in the evening including Julians Gift Shop in the High Street, Sea Breeze in Victoria Street and Chatterbox in Victoria Street plus others.
* Please note that all times are subject to late change on the day.