On Saturday November 30th, Trowbridge sees the annual Christmas Lights Switch-On, the town event for all which traditionally signals the beginning of the festive season. Between 10.30am and 6pm, visitors will find a huge range of family-friendly entertainment and activities throughout the day, fairground attractions, festive donkey rides, great food and drink, and live music. This year, the Town Council are delighted to announce that Rocktopus – The Ultimate Rock Band for Kids and Families – will be providing early evening entertainment on the stage before the BIG switch-on itself at 5.00pm!

New for 2019, the Town Council are delighted to announce a new and exciting event – a magical, spectacular Lantern Parade to form part of the day. Scores of beautiful, handcrafted willow lanterns will be paraded through the Town Centre led by a lively and colourful samba band! Creating a carnival feel to proceedings, the lantern parade will help bring together the community of Trowbridge to share in the magic of Christmas – spreading light throughout the town! The parade will take place at 4.00pm.

You can get involved with the Lantern Parade even more . . . The Town Council will be hosting a couple of fun and instructional free workshops at the Information Centre: come along on either Saturday November 2nd or the 9th between 10am and 1pm and build your lantern . . . there’ll be an artist there to help, and all materials will be provided (although donations toward the cost of materials are welcome).

For further information about any aspect of the Lantern Parade, please visit the Trowbridge Town Council website or contact Victoria Spriggs, Event and Admin Support Officer, Trowbridge Town Council on 01225 765072 or email her at victoria.spriggs@trowbridge.gov.uk.

The parade is being kindly and generously sponsored by Selwood Housing: if you would be interested in also supporting this project financially or sponsoring this new and exciting event, then please get in touch – we would love to hear from you! Read on to find out about how you can become involved in this way . . .

Get Involved – Sponsorship Opportunities

We are providing companies with the opportunity to sponsor Christmas activities in Trowbridge this year to help us provide the most magical experience for the town and to promote your organisation to a large, family-orientated, young professional audience.

There are a range of sponsorship options available to your business. Details are set out below, but should you have any questions that have not been answered, then please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your involvement.

Your sponsorship and support will also enable us to host as many lantern-making workshops as possible within schools and community groups in the local area. We hope for all of the workshops to be subsidised to enable all members of the community to get involved and showcase community creativity.

Lead Sponsor for Christmas in Trowbridge 2019 – £2500

Naming Rights, e.g. Trowbridge Christmas Lantern Festival and Lights Switch-On, sponsored by Your Company Name

Branding of the stage and entertainment schedule. Trowbridge Town Council install a stage in the Town Park as part of the day’s activities. Throughout the day, a wealth of entertainers will be involved in keeping the crowds entertained and in good festive spirits! Sponsorship of the stage and entertainment schedule can include up to three banners to be fixed to the main stage. Our 7m x 6m stage allows for two side banners (1.3m x 3.2m tall) to be positioned on PA wings to the side of the stage and one banner (6.2m wide x 0.6m tall) along the front at the top of the stage.

Sponsorship of the Christmas Tree in Fore Street. Each year, a magnificent 25 foot tree is erected in Fore Street  and adorned with beautiful coloured lights for the duration of the Christmas period. Sponsorship of the tree can include up to four external banners advertising your organisation on its surrounding picket fence. Banners will be designed to your artwork specification and produced on hardwearing, lightweight, weather-proof aluminium composite boards.

Logo on marketing materials, onsite banners and posters.

Recognition as lead sponsor on the Trowbridge Town Council website including name and website address.

Social media promotion via the Town Council’s Discover Trowbridge Facebook page, and Trowbridge Christmas Lantern Festival and Lights Switch-On Facebook page.

Recognition as lead sponsor on the PA announcements during the event.

Name, logo and link (where applicable) on all press releases as lead sponsor.

 

Gold sponsors for Christmas in Trowbridge 2019 – £500 (4 x Gold Sponsor opportunities available)

Logo on marketing materials, onsite banners and posters.

Recognition as a key sponsor on the Trowbridge Town Council website including name and website address.

Social media promotion via the Town Council’s Discover Trowbridge Facebook page, and Trowbridge Christmas Lantern Festival and Lights Switch-On Facebook page.

Recognition as a key sponsor on the PA announcements during the event.

If you would be interested in supporting this project financially or sponsoring this new and exciting event, then please get in touch – we would love to hear from you!

For more information about event sponsorship opportunities with Trowbridge Town Council, call 01225 765072 or email events@trowbridge.gov.uk.