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Westbury Virtual Christmas Celebration

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. Sadly, the traditional market and music entertainment could not take place this year due to Covid-19.

However…

A Magical Mystery Christmas Film was released on Saturday 28th November 2020, coinciding with the lights being switched on across the town.

You can watch the film right here:

“The film features music, art, dance, drama, all surrounded by a scripted screenplay in a magical comedy drama,” a Christmas in Westbury Spokesperson said. “Think Spielberg meets David Walliams all wrapped up in a local magical mystery.”

Westbury Town Council have been determined to bring the town together in safe and creative ways, commissioning the film earlier this year to ensure residents could enjoy a Christmas Celebration at home.

More than 90 cast and crew have worked on the 35-minute film, which made Covid compliant production a huge but extremely rewarding challenge.  We hope you like it!

Oh, and have you seen the Magic Button?

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 as we will share it on our Facebook page!

All entries must be received by Friday 18th December 2020

Competitions

Updated 25.11.2020

**The Christmas Card Competition and Snowflake Competition have now closed, Friday 6th November 2020**

Thank you for entering.

The Christmas Card Competition results are in!

Congratulations and well done…

Evie Turner (age 9-11)
Elsie McGregor (age 6-8)
Max Lawson (age 3-5)

The three lucky winners received a £25 prize. Evie’s design was the overall winning design and will become the Mayor’s Christmas Card. Evie also virtually switched on Westbury Christmas Lights… as the button was found!

Thank you to everyone that entered the Christmas Card competition. We received over 40 amazing entries. Thank you!

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Christmas Card Winners 2020

Evie Turner (age 9-11)

Credit: Evie Turner (age 9-11) – Overall Winner

Max Lawson (age 3-5)

Credit: Max Lawson (age 3-5)

Elsie McGregor (age 6-8)

Credit: Elsie McGregor (age 6-8)

The Snowflake competition results will be announced in due course and in the meantime, the video is still available, if you want to learn how to make one:

Westbury Town Christmas Tree

Credit: Martyn Payne, White Horse News