Wiltshire Publications

Westbury’s Christmas countdown 2013

Day of festivities will lead to Christmas lights switch on 

‘Christmas in Westbury’ kicks off in style on Saturday 23rd November with an exciting day of festive events culminating with the big Christmas lights switch-on. 

It’s the first time the switch-on has been combined with the main day of Christmas events. Now in its eighth year, Christmas in Westbury features a range of major events acting as a town focus, along with the co-promotion of other local events and activities, creating a community-wide programme that offers something for everyone.

Details of all events will once again be published in the ever popular ‘Christmas in Westbury’ booklet, 10,000 of which will be distributed to every home in the local area, by mid-November. There will be free parking in Westbury car parks for the day.

Saturday’s events day and switch-on event will be from 10.00am – 9.00pm in the town centre and Market Place. There will be Christmas penguins, reindeer, music, inflatables on Soisy Gardens, street entertainers and more.

The funfair will be located in the Market Place from 10.00am through until 9.00pm, with a two-deck fun house, swing boats, rodeo bull, soft play, chair planes, refreshments, candy floss, popcorn and a hog roast.

The Christmas lights switch on event will be from 5.30pm–6.30pm, with Father Christmas, music, mince pies, mulled wine, entertainment and much more.

The schedule for the evening’s events is:-

5.00pm Breeze FM on stage

5.30pm Town Crier – introduction

5.40pm Ukulele Band

5.55pm Mayor’s Address

6.00pm Mayor to award winners of the

Christmas Card competition

6.05pm Mayor to award winners of the

Fancy Dress competition

6.10pm Father Christmas arrives

6.20pm Prize winners’ photographs are taken

6.25pm Children re-group back on stage

6.30pm LIGHTS ON

6.35pm Announcements and music

6.45pm Father Christmas exits

Other festive events in the town include: • ‘Christmas Tree Festival’ – 12th-15th December at All Saints Church; • ‘Children’s Christmas Party’ – Saturday 7th December – (1.00pm – 4.00pm) Leighton Recreation Centre. For children aged 3-12 years. Father Christmas, electric go-karts (for ages four years and above), Activities, music, refreshments and entertainment with Dave Hickory ‘Balloon Magician’. Tickets £3.75 from Leighton Recreation Centre, tel: 01373 824448. • Thursday 19th December – (6.00pm – 8.00pm) ‘A Pool Party’ for young people in school years 6-9, at Westbury Swimming Pool. Booking advisable as spaces are limited, please contact Sally Willox from Westbury Youth Development Services on 01373 822335. FREE EVENT.

For more information, please contact Amanda McCann on: 01373 822232 – email: info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk or visit: www.westburytowncouncil.gov.uk