Project Description

Things To See & Do


Saturday 30th November 2019

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.

At the 2019 switch-on event there were indoor and outdoor markets, fairground rides in the High Street, food stalls in the Market Place, Santa (of course) with his elves and the evening ended with live music.  All in all more than 1,000 people crowded into the Market Place to see the lights being switched on and to watch the short film which was produced and shown on the day.  Thank you to Westbury schools for getting involved.

Westbury Town Christmas Tree

Credit: Martyn Payne, White Horse News

The film can be viewed here: Happy Christmas Westbury Schools’ Video

A huge thank you to everyone who came together on Saturday 30th November 2019 for the Westbury Christmas Celebrations.

It’s great to see the community come together and get into the festive spirit. A special mention to the unsung heroes that volunteer their time to help with setting up and closing down the event.

Competition – design the Mayor’s Christmas Card

Thank you to everyone that entered the Christmas card competition, they were all brilliant. Congratulations and well done.

The lucky winners are:
Age 3-5 Skyler Hewitt
Age 6-8 Oscar Bailey – overall winner and will switch on the Christmas lights
Age 9-11 Izzabella Carpenter

Each winner received a £25 Argos Voucher that was presented on stage at the Christmas Event.

Competition – Christmas Shop Window

Thank you to everyone that entered the shop window competition, it was a difficult choice for The Mayor. The winning shop was Miles Apart, receiving a £50 Amazon Voucher.