Christmas Lights

Entertainment galore as Burnham turns on the Christmas lights

BURNHAM is gearing up for the Christmas lights switch on tomorrow (November 20) as part of an all-day event featuring plenty of free, festive entertainment.

The event gets under way at 10am with fairground rides up and down Victoria Street and the High Street and a Christmas market of pop-up stalls run by local traders and groups.

Acts from Burnham Pantomime Society will be wandering the streets while the the Town Crier will also be there to liven up proceedings.

The event is being organised by both the Burnham Chamber of Trade and Burnham Retail Group.

The Chamber is running a stage outside the Victoria Hotel from 12.30pm with performances from Burnham community groups, choirs and local schools and there will also be a chance to meet Santa during the afternoon from 3.40pm as he arrives on a train with gifts for the children.


Kezia Povey, local X-Factor semi-finalist, will be performing a live line-up of festive songs on the Victoria Street stage at 5.30pm.

This will lead up to the Community tree Christmas lights switch-on at 6pm to be performed by Mayor Cllr Mike Facey, aided by Tommy Banner of the Wurzles.

Regional arts group ‘SEED’ will be organising the lantern parade, led by the Mayor, the Town Crier and special guest Santa himself along the High Street just after 6pm and are encouraging families to get creative by making lanterns as part of the event.

The parade ends at the switch-on of the Town tree Christmas lights on Old Station Approach next to the fountain.

The festivities continue as local band The River Brew will sing both Christmas and cover songs from a stage close to the town tree by the Lynton Road/High Street car park until 9pm .

With shops staying open till 7.30pm it is a perfect opportunity to get some seasonal shopping done.


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