Christmas Lights Switch on in Chippenham
Christmas lights switch on in Chippenham at The Neeld
Chippenham BID and Chippenham Town Council are pleased to announce this year’s Christmas lights switch on in Chippenham weekend. This is set to take place on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November.
This year’s light switch on event will welcome back some of the traditional activities of Chippenham’s Christmases past, including Santa himself abseiling over the beautiful Angel Hotel. Yet the piece de résistance are the fabulous special guests who will be joining us fresh from rehearsals for Cinderella at The Bristol Hippodrome this Christmas. Britain’s most beloved sporting heroes, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean!
On Friday live entertainment will fill the town centre from 4pm. Visitors can enjoy festive performances which include live music, festive walk-about characters, choirs, dance troupes, creation stations at Emery Gate Shopping Centre, festive story-telling at The Neeld Community and Arts Centre, Christmas Carols from CLOGS plus a few surprises throughout the crowd during the evening.
The main stage at the Market Place will be live from 5:45pm. This will be hosted by the energetic Ben and Mel from Heart FM and will see a whole selection of quality performances from our local community and beyond; including aerial hoopists, musical performances, a fabulous show courtesy of Chippenham’s Dancing Academy and more.
On Saturday afternoon join Elsa and Anna at the Neeld for Sing-a-Long-a Frozen. Audiences will watch a full screening of Disney’s FROZEN with lyrics on screen. Our two Singalonga Princesses will guide you through this interactive screening, showing you how to use your free prop bag, warming up your singing voices and teaching you some dance moves.
Buy your tickets here.
And on Saturday evening join Andy Ford, star of the Bristol Hippodrome’s Pantomimes. Andy Ford has performed his comedy routines to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He has also topped the bill at the world famous London Palladium. His irrepressible style and charm has seen him invited onto the UK’s top chat shows and his live stand-up routine. His comedy seminars are constantly in demand throughout the world in theatres, art centres, top hotels and on some of the world’s finest cruise ships.
Buy your tickets here.