Image of Christmas Lights in Bath Street

The Council's Christmas Lights Contract is with Blachere Illuminations Ltd.  They are due to install the lights in all contracted communities between 9th and 13th November 2020.

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 (which is supplied by Fine Pines and due to be installed on 16th November 2020) and in the Hollies Garden, Midsomer Norton (due to be installed on 11th November 2020).

Christmas Light Switch-on Ceremonies 2020

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 are unlikely to take place but some communities will be arranging for an online viewing of their lights.  Further details will be available from the organisers.

Bath:  Thursday 19th November 2020 (official start of late night shopping).

Midsomer Norton:  Friday 20th November 2020.  No event planned.

Keynsham:  Friday 27th November 2020 - co-ordinated by Keynsham Town Council.

Radstock:  Saturday 28th November 2020 - 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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