Downend prepares for Chrismas lights switch-on

Published on: 31 Oct 2014

A SURPRISE guest is promised for the switch-on of the Downend Christmas Lights at the end of this month.

Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council has once again organised a programme of activities in the village centre for the event on Friday November 28.

Downend Business Community is supporting the event, with many shops and businesses staying open late for the occasion. DBC is also organising a treasure hunt.

The fun begins at 4pm, when Father Christmas is due to arrive at The Horseshoe. The tree lights will be switched on at 6.30pm.

Musical entertainment will be provided by singers from three local primary schools as well as the Cleeve Singers and Ange Hardy, from Downend Folk Club. Cheerleaders and the Red X Dancers will also perform.

The Happy PlayBus will be there, and mince pies are on offer for all.

From 2.30-8.30pm, Westerleigh Road will be closed at the Horseshoe junction, down to Buckingham Place, with diversion signs in operation via North Street, Salisbury Road and Buckingham Place. 

The parking spaces in Downend Road (outside the banks) will be suspended – but the bus stop will remain in use.


4.00 pm Arrival of Santa to the Horseshoe, Downend

 Followed by seasonal singing from -

Christ Church Infants

Bromley Heath Infants

St Augustine’s Primary School

5.00pm Cheerleaders (4-8 years of age)

5.30pm Red X Dancers

6.00pm Cleeve Singers

6.30pm Switching on of the Christmas tree lights by a surprise guest

Cleeve Singers resume until 7pm

7.15pm Ange Hardy, Downend Folk Club

7.45pm CLOSE

Comments (3)

  1. melissa Mccouch:
    Sep 16, 2015 at 06:07 AM

    Hi I run a candy floss and sweet stall and was wondering if there was space at this event for me? I don't know who I need to contact in regards to applying? Many thanks melissa

  2. The Beehive Coffee House:
    Nov 18, 2015 at 04:05 PM

    We will be serving mulled wine and cider all through the night! So come on in for a nice warm drink, even a nice hot chocolate. Merry Christmas everyone, we look forward to seeing you

  3. Katy :
    Nov 20, 2015 at 02:32 PM

    When is the downend Xmas lights being turned on and what time as it shows up different dates as I got my little girl coming down and worried they won't be able to meet me anywhere

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