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Christmas Light Switch On

The Christmas countdown has now begun and a lot of major towns and cities are starting to release their 'Christmas Light Switch On' dates. We thought it would be useful to list the local events in and around Somerset so you can truly get in to the Christmas spirit.


The Christmas lights are being switched on in Taunton. There will be plenty of things going on at the Orchard Shopping centre on the 29th of November. 

You can expect to find stage performances, a fire and light show, Taunton’s got talent winners ‘Absolute Pitch’ and Father Christmas; he will be turning on the Christmas lights so it will surely get you in to the spirit. 


Weston-super-mare will be turning on their Christmas lights on the 30th of November. The event will take place within the Italian Gardens on the high street. 

With live music from 5pm you can be sure to find Christmas cheer. An additional bonus there will be free parking at the Sovereign Shopping Centre for vehicles arriving from 3pm.


Yeovil are starting off at the bandstand in lower Middle Street with a lantern parade which will be followed by the Christmas lights switch on. On Saturday the 17th of November at 5:00 you can expect to find live music performance and appearances from the Octagon panto stars and Father Christmas. 

The lights will be switched on at 6:30 


On Friday the 23rd of November Bridgwater town centre is full of Christmas cheer with street food stalls, entertainment, carnival squibbing and extended shopping hours you can be sure of a good time starting from 12pm. 


You will find Glastonbury’s annual Frost Fayre on the 24th of November in the town centre. From 10:00 am onwards there will be 140 stalls, Christmas markets and other festive attractions including, Father Christmas, all day buskers and live street entertainment. 


The Christmas lights will be switched on from The George balcony at 6:45 on the 30th of November. There will be a lantern procession in the town centre, carols and festive food. 


Located at The Galleries in Bristol’s City Centre on the 7th of November at 4:30 the Christmas Lights are being switched on. Join the festive fiesta at Cabot Circus.  

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