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Festive events in Westbury

As this year’s Christmas festivities rapidly approach, Westbury Town Council is once again promoting and supporting an exciting programme of celebrations, events and activities throughout November and  December.

Now in its ninth year, the ‘Christmas in Westbury’ programme will feature a range of major events, together with the promotion of all local community events and activities – a festive programme with something for everyone.

Details of all events will be published in the ever popular ‘Christmas in Westbury’ booklet which has been widely distributed to every home in the local area.

“Once again Christmas is almost upon us and we are looking forward to our Christmas celebrations in Westbury, starting with our Christmas street event and Lights Switch-on on 22nd November,” said Mayor Christine Mitchell. “We hope everyone will come along and enjoy the celebrations with us.

“Christmas events and celebrations will continue in Westbury and the surrounding villages throughout December and we hope that everyone has a fabulous time. I would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.”

Highlights include:

Saturday 22nd November: ‘Street Event Day, 10.00am-9.00pm (Town Centre & Market Place) and Lights Switch On event (High Street), with reindeer, snowmen family, fairground rides, inflatables, music, entertainments, local craft stalls and hot food and drink, including hog roast and free parking in all Westbury car parks for the day.

Lights will be switched on at 6.30pm, with Father Christmas, music, mince pies, mulled wine, entertainments and much more. The fun fair in the Market Place will be open until 9.00pm.

Saturday 13th December: ‘Children’s Christmas Party’ 1.00-4.00pm at Leighton Recreation Centre. For children aged 3-12 yrs, with those under the age of 8 yrs to be accompanied by a responsible adult. go-karts (for age four and above), activities, music, refreshments, entertainments, with Dave Hickory ‘Balloon Magician’, Tickets £4.00 from Leighton Recreation Centre, contact 01373 824448.

Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th December: All Saints Church – ‘Christmas Tree Festival’.

Thursday 11th December: ‘Young Persons Pool Christmas Party’ 6.00 – 8.00pm at Westbury Swimming Pool. For young people in school years 6 – 9. Free of charge but booking essential. Tickets available from Westbury Swimming Pool – £1 refundable booking fee applies.

For further details, contact Amanda McCann on 01373 822232; email: info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk or visit: www. westburytowncouncil.gov.uk