With little over three weeks to go until the first combined Trowbridge Lantern Festival and Christmas Lights Switch-On, lanterns are popping up all over the town! Trowbridge Town Council have organised artist-led workshops within many schools in Trowbridge and the surrounding area, youth clubs, community groups, residential homes and in the Tourist Information Centre too! There’s a workshop in the Information Centre on Saturday November 9th – drop in any time between 10am and 1pm: artist Jennie will be on hand to help, and materials are provided FREE – but any donations toward the cost are welcome. Call 01225 765072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hundreds of beautiful lanterns have already been crafted out of willow and they will form part of the parade taking place on Saturday 30th November at 4pm. The parade will gather at St James’ Church and will be led by a lively and colourful samba band through the town and into the park to join in the activities, with the lights being switched on at 5pm. It is hoped that the parade will add a carnival feel to proceedings, bringing together the community of Trowbridge to share in the magic of Christmas, and spreading light throughout the town!
The annual Christmas Lights Switch-On event will be running all day in Trowbridge Park, between 10.30am and 6pm. It promises to be a fun-packed day with a huge range of family-friendly entertainment and activities – fairground attractions, festive donkey rides, great food and drink, live music and of course the big moment when the switch is thrown for the town’s Christmas lights. There will also be a spectacular fireworks display to end the day!