In September 2022, the council announced new, four-year, framework contracts for the provision of Christmas lights and illuminations.  See Press Release.

The contract for the hire of traditional Christmas Lights is with Field and Lawn.  These lights are installed and removed by Volker, the Council's Highways Electrical contractor.

The contract covers the provision of traditional lighting in:-

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

The contract for illuminations, projections and animation in Bath City Centre is with Fineline Lighting Ltd.

Christmas Light Switch-on Ceremonies 2023

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.  Further details will be available from the organisers.

Bath and Bath Communities:  Provisionally 15 November 2023.

Midsomer Norton:  30 November 2023.  Co-ordinated by Midsomer Norton Town Council

Keynsham:  24 November 2023.  Co-ordinated by Keynsham Town Council.

Radstock:  25 November 2023.  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.

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