Highbridge town centre is set to hold its Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday November 27th.

The celebrations begin with the Seed drama group’s lantern parade starting at the Bank Street carpark next to the Community Hall at 4pm.

A spokesman says: “The vicar of St John’s Church and his guitar will be accompanying children from Churchfield School who will then be singing outside the Community Hall at 4.30pm, and finally at 5pm the Mayor, Cllr Mike Facey, will switch on the Highbridge Christmas lights.”

To join in the lantern parade you can make your very own eco-friendly paper bag lantern to carry.

Free lanterns activity packs are now available to collect from Create You on Market Street in Highbridge and several local shops in Burnham-On-Sea as outlined here.

Each lantern pack comes with everything you will need to make the lantern and an LED tealight, even safe for little hands.

As well as supplying the paper bag lantern packs, Create You are running several free drop-in workshops to make floating lanterns leading up to the events. The walk-in lantern sessions are taking place in the shop on:

– Thursday 18th November 10-12pm

– Sunday 21st November 1.30-3.30pm

– Sunday 14th November 1.30-3.30pm

There is no need to book to do the lantern making sessions, just turn up on the day


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