Final fundraising push ahead of the Lyme Regis Christmas lights switch-on

Lyme Regis Christmas lights display 2020 (photo by Richard Austin)

WITH less than six weeks to go until Lyme Regis switches on its renowned Christmas lights, the committee behind the display are ramping up fundraising efforts.

Another spectacular display of Christmas lights is set to be switched on on Saturday, November 27 following an afternoon of festival events for all the family.

The programmer will start with a Christmas lantern-making workshop at Lyme Regis Baptist Church at 2.30pm.

Children and adults are invited to join in the fun and make a lantern for free, with all materials provided.

Judging of the lanterns will then be held at the Baptist Church at 4pm, with prizes for best entries in each of the age categories. Lanterns made at home are also welcome to enter.

At 5pm an illuminated carnival including the parade of lanterns, Lyme Regis Majorettes and Father Christmas will make its way down Broad Street to the town’s Christmas tree at The Shambles.

The big switch-on will be held at 5.30pm, and Father Christmas will afterwards be mingling with the crowds.

Lyme Morris will also be performing on the evening.

The Lyme Regis Christmas Lights Committee are now making a final push to cover costs of this year’s display with their annual grand raffle.

Prizes include £300 cash donated by The Slipway, £200 cash donated by Bright Future Financial, £100 cash donated by Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium, a three-course meal for two at the Alexandra Hotel and a £100 meal voucher for The Harbour Inn.

Tickets cost just £1 and are available via the website lymechristmaslights.co.uk/raffle, from The Slipway at the Cobb, from Joshua and Annette Denning or Andrew Hodder.

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