Image of Christmas Lights in Bath Street

The Christmas Lights Contract for 2017-2018 is with Blachere Illuminations Ltd.

The contract covers the provision of lighting in:-

  • Bath City Centre
  • Combe Down
  • Keynsham
  • Larkhall
  • Midsomer Norton
  • Radstock
  • Weston

A contribution to the annual cost of the lights is made by Keynsham Town Council.

The Council also provides the Christmas Tree in the Abbey Churchyard, Bath and in the Hollies Garden, Midsomer Norton.

Christmas Light Switch-on Ceremonies 2017

Please note that the Council does not organise the following events so do contact the relevant organisation, or check their websites, if you need further information.

Keynsham:  Friday 24th November 2017 - co-ordinated by Keynsham Town Council.  The event begins at 6pm in the High Street and the lights will be switched on with the procession that starts at 6.15pm.

Midsomer Norton:  Friday 1st December 2017 - co-ordinated by Midsomer Norton Town Council.  The event begins at 6pm at the Hollies Garden in the High Street and the lights will be switched on at 7.15pm

Radstock:  Saturday 2nd December 2017 - co-ordinated by Radstock Town Council.  The event begins at 3.45pm at the Miners' Wheel, Waterloo Road and the lights will be switched on at 4.30pm.

Bath City Centre:  From 16th November 2017

Visit Bath, Bath Business Improvement District, SouthGate, Milsom Place, Kingsmead Square, Walcot Street and Bath and North East Somerset Council have teamed up to bring the 'Magic of Christmas' to Bath in 2017.  While there will be no single switch-on, there will instead be a series of events during the festive period including:  the Bath Christmas Market; Walcot Winterfest; Dickensian Christmas at Northumberland Place and the Corridor; a Street Food Market in Kingsmead Square and the return of the carousel outside the Pump Room.  For further details on these and other events as they become available, please visit the Bath Tourism Plus website.

Additional Christmas Lighting

The Council is happy to give advice to organisations that wish to fund additions to the existing Christmas Lighting displays.  However, please remember to allow plenty of time for such requests - by Autumn, it is often too late to put the necessary infrastructure in place, or order new displays.

Information on the procedures that need to be followed regarding electrical supplies for new Christmas Lighting (including lights on Christmas Trees) can be found by clicking on the link to the right.

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