The official Weston-super-Mare Christmas Lights Switch On will be taking place in the Italian Gardens on Saturday 2nd December from 4.30pm onwards.
There will be a lantern procession with local children and special performances and appearances from Pauline Quirke Academy, the cast of The Blakehay Theatre’s Panto, and traditional favourites from Weston Brass.
Mince pies will be available and Santa will be on hand to meet and greet all of the well-behaved children.
The lights will be switched on between 5pm and 5.30pm by the Mayor, Cllr Ciaran Cronnelly, the winner of the Christmas card competition, and Santa himself.
Over 100 local producers will form the eat:Weston Christmas edition from 10am in both the Italian Gardens and Winter Gardens.
The Sovereign will be offering FREE parking from 3pm. (Please note normal tariffs apply to vehicles arriving prior to 3pm.)
It’s also Small Business Saturday UK so it’s the perfect time to get some Christmas shopping done and support our businesses.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Christmas Lights Switch On Order of Service

Weston Town Council and the Business Improvement District (BID), organise the Christmas tree and official lights switch-on event annually.

During the summer 2019 Weston Town Council took to the streets and online with a survey. You asked for better Christmas lights and we listened.

In 2019 we have more lights than ever in the theme of stars with warm and white lights. We covered more areas of the town with the inclusion of Orchard Street for the first time in many years. The Blakehay Theatre and Weston Museum will also have had new lights.

Despite the luxurious feel of these lights we have been able to provide them to the town with the same amount of money as in previous years.

Now in 2024 we are upgrading the lights again.

Have Your Say on Weston-super-Mare’s Christmas Lights!
The holiday season is a magical time in Weston-super-Mare, and one of the key ingredients is the Christmas lights display. As we look ahead to 2024, we want to ensure that our town shines even brighter during this time of year. That’s why we’re inviting you to give us your thoughts on a new Christmas lights design.
Why Your Opinion Matters
At Weston-super-Mare Town Council, we believe that the Christmas lights as far as possible, should reflect the wishes and desires of our local community. After all, it’s your festive experience that we want to enhance. That’s why we have launched a survey to gather your valuable input and suggestions.
Simply click on the survey link
Closing date 20th January 2024.