Image of Christmas Lights in Bath Street

The Council's Christmas Lights Contract 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 lights on the lamp columns in Moorland Road, Bath as an addition to the contract as well as the Christmas Trees in the Abbey Churchyard, Bath (supplied by Fine Pines) and in the Hollies Garden, Midsomer Norton.

Christmas Light Switch-on Ceremonies 2019

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.

Midsomer Norton:  Monday 11th November 2019 to coincide with Carnival.  Co-ordinated by Midsomer Norton & District Carnival Association.

Bath:  Thursday 21st November 2019 (official start of late night shopping).  There will be no switch-on ceremony.  The Christmas Tree in the Abbey Churchyard will have the lights switched on Wednesday 27th November in advance of the Christmas Market starting on 28th November.

Keynsham:  Friday 29th November 2019 - co-ordinated by Keynsham Town Council.

Radstock:  Saturday 7th December 2019 - co-ordinated by Radstock Town Council

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.

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