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Have yourself a merry little Christmas Lights Switch On 

📷 Chris Bailey

Frome is ready to light the night for the sparkling Christmas Lights Switch On this Friday (25th) from 5pm-7pm.

The annual event promises to get the festive season started with a night to remember for all. From delicious food and drink on offer from local businesses, merry live music, special street entertainment to a fun children’s ride, and of course the magical lantern parade.

Santa has also taken time out of his busy schedule to visit Frome on the night. You’ll find him and his elves in a grotto on the ground floor of the WHY office, 14-15 North Parade, BA11 1AU, between 4.30-7.30pm. It costs just £3 per child on the day and the money raised supports We Hear You’s vital services for children, young people and adults who have been affected or bereaved by cancer and life-threatening conditions. Book at https://tinyurl.com/yc5cjr42

Mayor of Frome, Cllr Sara Butler said: “I’m truly excited that there’s not long until we bring Christmas joy to our town’s streets, and I can’t wait to see you all for a night of community and celebration that will get the festive season started with a swing! Make sure you wrap up cosy and enjoy the delicious warming treats on offer and don’t forget to bring your change as there will be a collection for Frome’s Christmas Get Together.” 

Alongside Frome Town Council, Aster Group are delighted to be sponsoring Frome Lanterns parade (see below). There is still time to make your own lantern and get involved in the parade, just pick up a kit from Frome Town Hall or Discover Frome Information Point and get creative. Get tips and advice, including how to make your own eco-friendly glue, on the Frome Lanterns website.

Road closures will be in place from 4pm so anyone planning to attend is asked to walk to the event if possible. The Cattle Market, Merchants Barton and Vicarage Street car parks will remain open to enable people to park until they are full. The Cork Street taxi rank will be relocated to Saxonvale, alongside the pedestrian entrance to the Kingsway, and buses and coaches will be diverted, please look out for the signs on relevant bus stops. 

Aster Sales is a proud sponsor of this year’s Lantern parade in Frome. They are a housing provider that offers shared ownership and affordable rental homes across South West England, including Frome. Aster have over 1200 properties in Frome providing homes for over 3050 residents.

With over 35 shared ownership properties currently in Frome, they are soon to be launching a new development in the area called Cherry Grove, where there will be 21 one, two and three-bedroom homes being built for shared ownership sale and affordable rent. 

For more information visit the Aster website or speak to a member of their team on 01373 440 102.

21 November 2022
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18 November 2022
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