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Christmas 2020

Each year the town council puts up and takes down the town’s colourful Christmas lights and organises the annual switch-on event. The town council also provides the Christmas tree in the Market Place.

Christmas in Westbury Celebrations will be tapered down this year because of the social distancing measures put in place to fight Covid-19. Sadly, the traditional market and music entertainment, attended by thousands last year, will not be happening in 2020.

Worse still, it has also become apparent in recent weeks that the magic button used to switch on the town’s Christmas Light’s has gone missing. Yes, that’s right, and without the button Westbury will be without its Christmas lights for the festive season!!

Residents across the town, councillors and town council staff are busy searching for the missing magical mechanism as we speak. Events manager, Ryan Child is reportedly ‘very worried,’ and has been seen pulling out his hair, or what remains of it anyway.

Luckily, a documentary team are now following the council’s work, so residents of Westbury will find out how “buttongate” plays out when their film is released on 28th November 2020. If the brave and courageous searchers are successful, the lights will be switched on remotely by the winner of the Mayor’s Christmas card competition that night. If not…

Find out more on the Christmas in Westbury Facebook page!! https://www.facebook.com/christmasinwestbury

The official trailer of our virtual Christmas event:

Christmas Window Competition

The Christmas Window Competition has been extended to Friday 18th December. We understand these are difficult and unprecedented times for businesses and would like the window dressing to be just one of the inventive ways our town can come together this Christmas. Thank you to all of the local businesses and residents that continue to make Westbury proud during this time.

Last year, we had a great response from local business and some fantastic entries. Entries for the 2020 competition are welcomed from businesses anywhere in the Town.

There is a prize of £50 for the best of the windows bringing festive cheer to the town.

If you would like to enter your business for the Christmas window competition, please email events@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk with the following details:
Name of business:
Name of proprietor:
Name of window:
Contact number:

Or download a form – Christmas Window Competition (word) / Christmas Window Competition (pdf)

A photo would be useful but is not required.

All entries must be received by Friday 18th December 2020

Westbury Town Christmas Tree

Credit: Martyn Payne, White Horse News

Competitions

Updated 09.11.2020

**The Christmas Card Competition and Snowflake Competition have now closed**
Thank you for entering. The results will be announced in due course and in the meantime, we will share snowflake photos on our Facebook page!

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Christmas Card Competition

Three lucky winners will receive a £25 prize. One overall winner will have their expertly crafted design printed on this year’s Mayoral Christmas Card. They will also get to turn on the Westbury Christmas Lights remotely in a special Christmas Video!

For more information, download an entry form from the website:
Christmas Card entry form (word)
Christmas Card entry form (pdf)

Or request a form via info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk

Snowflake Competition

This year will see the first ever Snowflake Competition, where residents of all ages across the town will be asked to make their best snowflake and place it in their window!

There’s a brilliant video below, if you want to learn how to make one. If you’re already an expert ‘snowflaker’ then share an image of your snowflake and tag Westbury Town Council on Facebook, email info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk or send a picture with your name, age and address by post to

Snowflake Competition
The Laverton,
Bratton Road
BA13 3EN

This competition is very much open to adults too, we are spreading the fun around!
Good luck and remember, all entries for both competitions must be submitted by Friday 6th November 2020.