The season of festivities is fast approaching, and plans are well underway for the annual and much anticipated Frome Christmas Light Switch On.
As always, there will be the magical Light the Night lantern parade through the town centre led by the joyous Jamma de Samba. Each year the procession has a theme and this year’s is Enchanted Winter Garden so get your creative thinking caps on for your creations.
There will be the usual treats in store with music and food available and the Christmas light switch-on itself with some added flair from the Mayor of Frome, Cllr Andy Wrintmore. He has hand-selected the yet to be named special guest who will flick the switch beside him on the balcony of the George Hotel.
Andy said, “This event is always a winner and a great way to bring together the community. After 18 months of events being cancelled or missed including our very own Christmas celebrations, this year is sure to be bigger and better than ever. You do not want to miss this one!”
If you’d like to join the procession, lantern kits are available to buy from Frome Town Hall, Discover Frome Information Point and the Share shop later in the month. There will also be lantern workshops on the following dates for those looking for some ideas and inspiration:
- 28 October, 10-11:30am at Frome Library: family lantern workshop – make a simple lantern
- 2 November, 4-6pm at Frome Town Hall: community lantern workshop – make a simple lantern
- 11 November, 6:30-8:30pm at Frome Town Hall: community lantern workshop – make a simple lantern
- 13 November, 10am-12:30pm at Frome Town Hall: flower lanterns
- 13 November, 1:30-4pm at Frome Town Hall: flower lanterns
- 16 November, 4-6pm at Frome Town Hall: community lantern workshop – make a simple lantern
- 20 November, 10am-4pm at Frome Town Hall: advanced workshop – Enchanted Winter Garden lanterns (age 12 and above)
Materials will be available at the workshops at a very reasonable price. You can also find the Light the Night team at the Independent market in the Black Swan Round Tower making simple lanterns and at Glow in the Park selling kits. Booking for workshops is essential and will be available soon via the Frome Lanterns website
So, make sure Friday 26th November at 5pm is firmly in your diary and keep an eye on Frome Town Council’s website for more details.