With a bit of a heavy heart (but we’re always optimistic!), this huge event welcoming Christmas to Trowbridge will still be a blast – we have had to amend the order of the Lantern Festival due to take place this Saturday, 27th November. This is due to the Met. Office warning of heavy winds.

Entertainment Schedule 

We have moved the entertainment from the bandstand to Castle Place – but timings are still the same. Also taking place in Castle Place is their Christmas Market – not only can you now shop, but you can stay dry and listen to the entertainment provided by Starry Eyes.



Lantern Festival and Christmas Lights Switch – On

The festival will go on! Grab your lanterns from St. James’ Church from 4pm. From 5pm the lantern celebration will begin at St James’ with live music provided the Warminster Military Wives Choir and a seasonal taste of Rio from our upbeat samba band – Jamma de Samba.
The Lights Switch-On takes place at 5:30pm with Councillor Denise Bates, Mayor of Trowbridge welcoming everyone with our Town Crier and of course, Trowbridge Ted!

After the Switch-On, why not pop to the Civic Centre and enjoy the lights on your way through the town and Park. With the Christmas Market, open bar and catering – it will be a fantastically festive end to the day!

Christmas Markets

Plans for the Christmas Markets are still the same – make sure you pop along to the Civic Centre and Castle Place market to get you into the festive spirit and start purchasing those gifts, or treat yourself to something nice – let’s face it, you deserve it!

Civic Centre – Saturday and Sunday – 10am until 5pm
Castle Place – Saturday – 9am until 6pm


Mayor’s Charity Appeal

To raise money for the Mayor’s Charity Appeal – Dorothy House Hospice and Bath Cancer Support Unit – we will be collecting cash donations (every penny counts!) from 10am to 3pm from Castle Place Market. We will also be in The Shires with our chocolate tombola (and who doesn’t love chocolate at this time of year?!) and our Wishing Tree tags – write one out and pin it to the tree! All monies collected go to the charities.