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Countdown begins for Christmas light switch on

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The Christmas Light Switch On is back and ready to light up our town on Friday 26th November starting at 5pm.

Frome Town Council has been working away to ensure that this year’s event is more dazzling than ever after the pandemic caused a hiatus last year. The much-loved event is a staple in Frome’s calendar and is a real community extravaganza thanks to Frome Lanterns, local musicians and the exciting addition of a Christmas Market.

Make your way over to the Boyle Cross from 5pm for Frome Town Band, Rock Choir and the Frome Street Bandits. Then watch Frome Lanterns transform the town’s streets into a magical scene thanks to the Enchanted Winter Garden lantern parade headed by Jamma de Samba. Mayor of Frome, Andy Wrintmore will then flick the switch, he said: “We’re so excited to be able to host our Christmas Light Switch On for all to enjoy, and with the added touch of A Little Night Market it’s sure to get even the Grinch into the Christmas spirit. I’m not one for conventional Christmas gatherings but we all know Frome is made differently and I can’t wait to see local performers do their thing and welcome you all on the night.” 

The Frome Independent have organised A Little Night Market from 4pm – 8.30pm to take place alongside the big switch on event and help you check off your Christmas shopping list. So, after the light switch on follow the lantern parade back round to A Little Night Market where there will be local Christmassy craft and design stalls, tasty street food, drinks and music.

If you have attended one of the Light the Night workshops or have made your own special creation and would like to join the parade meet at 6:00pm at the entrance to Rook Lane, or for more information head over to the Light the Night website.

Please remember road closures will be in place from 4pm so walk to the event if possible. We also ask that everyone attending keep covid safe by following social distancing, practising hand hygiene and if feeling unwell not to attend. If you are planning on coming with children and would like to collect a lost child wristband, please drop by Frome Town Hall Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. You will also be able to receive one on the day at the Lost Child point which in the café by the George Hotel.

19 November 2021
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19 November 2021
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