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Sidmouth Christmas Lights Switch On

Sidmouth’s annual Christmas Lights switch on will this year be on Saturday 19 November from 5.15pm. Once again, Sidmouth Town Council is providing the festive display along the streets. Reflecting on an excellent recent set of academic results by Sidmouth College, the grand switch on this year will be performed by Sidmouth College Head Boy Jacob Green and Head Girl Harriet Marshall.

The Chair of Sidmouth Town Council, Councillor Chris Lockyear commented “This year, it is entirely fitting that Sidmouth College receives some well deserved praise on their exam results. Having Jacob and Harriet lead our light switch on was thought to be one way of doing this.”

To help get you in the Christmas mood, local duo Vine and Dandy will be returning to provide music and entertainment from 4.30pm. Marking another return is the annual draw for the ‘Golden Ticket’ which will take place at 5.15pm. This is a chance for local Primary School children, who will have received a ticket at school, to win a huge £100 toy voucher generously donated by Gliddon’s Toy Shop of Church Street.

The Golden Ticket draw will be followed by the Christmas Light switch on at 5.30pm. The lighting includes new features since the 2021 scheme and is once again designed and engineered by Torbay Display who are also contracted to supply lights to the frontage of Fields of Sidmouth.

Sidmouth’s Christmas light display is funded by Sidmouth Town Council, kindly supported by Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce. Saturday 19 November is shaping up to be a sparkling tonic to the darker evenings and great start to the Christmas festivities in Sidmouth.

Photos Simon Horn LRPS
2 November 2022
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2 November 2022
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