The Council's contract for the hire of Christmas Lights is with Blachere Illuminations Ltd until March 2022. The lights are installed and removed by Volker, the Council's Highways Electrical contractor.
The contract covers the provision of lighting in:-
- Bath City Centre
- Combe Down
- Midsomer Norton
A contribution to the annual cost of the lights is made by Keynsham Town Council. The Council also provides lights on the street light columns in Moorland Road, Bath as an addition to the contract as well as the Christmas Trees in the Abbey Churchyard, Bath (which is supplied by Fine Pines) and in the Hollies Garden, Midsomer Norton.
Christmas Light Switch-on Ceremonies 2021
Please note that the Council does not organise any Christmas Light Switch-on Events taking place in the district. However, we will post dates, times and links as soon as the information becomes available. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, formal gatherings may not take place but some communities will be arranging for an online viewing of their lights. Further details will be available from the organisers.
Bath and Bath Communities: Thursday 18th November 2021 (soft switch-on)
Bath Christmas Tree, Abbey Churchyard: Monday 22nd November 2021 (soft switch-on)
Bath Illumination Trail: Thursday 25th November 2021
Midsomer Norton: Thursday 25th November 2021 - co-ordinated by Midsomer Norton Town Council
Keynsham: Friday 26th November 2021- co-ordinated by Keynsham Town Council.
Radstock: Saturday 27th November 2021 - co-ordinated by Radstock Town Council.
For more Christmas events and activities across the district, visit the Bath at Christmas website.
Requests for 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.