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Westbury 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

CHRISTMAS IN WESTBURY – SEE YOU IN 2024!
Saturday 30th November 2024 – full details to be confirmed

Happy New Year to our Wonderful Town – Westbury

I Can See The Light is a video created from footage of the past 4 years in Westbury, showing the town’s great events, businesses and people. As well as the wonderful countryside that surrounds our Wiltshire town. The film was created by the filmmaker John Wheeler.

The Christmas in Westbury Celebrations took place on
Saturday 2nd December 2023
High Street and Market Place

A Queen Tribute act closed Westbury Christmas Celebrations on Saturday 2nd December 2023. Freezing temperatures did not put off the residents of Westbury, as crowds filled the High Street Winter market and made good use of the food traders and bars in the Market Place to warm themselves up!

The lights were switched on by the overall winner of the Mayors Christmas Card Competition 2023, Jasper Addison of Bitham Brook Primary School

THANK YOU Westbury for braving the cold and to everyone that was involved to make this event possible. We hope that everyone enjoyed it.
Christmas in Westbury brings our 2023 calendar of events to a close. We will return in 2024 with Westbury’s Pop Up Sunday Brunch, Wiltshire Chilli Festival and of course the Westbury Whitehorse Soapbox Derby on Saturday 18th May 2024.
Thank you Westbury for supporting our events this year and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2024!
Christmas in Westbury 2023 Market Place John Wheeler 2023
Photo: John Wheeler
More photos to follow soon

2023 Mayors Christmas Card Competition – Winners

“One of most delightful duties of the Mayor,” says Councillor Mike Sutton, “is to choose the winner of the annual Christmas Card Competition.”
Aided and abetted by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jane Russ, the winner was chosen from 47 of entries spread over three classes 3-5, 6-8 and 9-11.
Chosen by the Mayor, the three winners were:
3-5 years – Rosie Longhurst
6-8 years – Jasper Addison
9-11 years – Theo Addison
Jasper, age 8, was the overall winner and switched on Westbury Christmas lights on 2nd December. His design will printed and sent out as the official Westbury Town Council Christmas card 2023.

Jasper Addison, age 8
Jasper was the overall winner

Jasper Addison (6-8) 2023 - OVERALL WINNER

Rosie Longhurst, age 5

Rosie Longhurst (3-5) - 2023

Theo Addison, age 9

Theo Addison (9-11) - 2023

The judges had a special mention to Iris Cristofoli, whose design was particularly imaginative.

Iris Cristofoli - special mention - 2023

Age group 3-5

3-5 - 2023

Age group 6-8

6-8 - 2023

Age group 9-11

Christmas 2023

2022 Competitions and Winners

Design the Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition!

THANK YOU to everyone that entered the competition, we had 72 amazing entries!

The competition was open to all children aged 3-11, either living or attending school in the Westbury area (BA13).

The Mayor selected the following winning designs (one from each age category):

Age 3-5
⭐️ Logan Harding – age 3 and a half ⭐️
Age 6-8
⭐️ Orla Pearce – age 8 – Overall winner who will switch-on the lights! ⭐️
Age 9-11
⭐️ Ava Gibbs – age 10 ⭐️
Runners up
Age 6-8
⭐️ Aria Wright and Ivy Christofoli ⭐️
❤️ A BIG THANK YOU once again to the children of Westbury for sending in their wonderful designs.

Each winner will receive a £25 gift voucher and the overall winning design will feature on the Westbury Town Council Christmas Card and the lucky winner will switch on the Christmas Lights with the Mayor.

Winners pic

Age 3-5

Age 3-5

Age 6-8

Age 6-8

Age 9-11

Age 9-11

Shop Window Competition!

THANK YOU to businesses of Westbury that entered the shop window competition.

⭐️ Sue Ryder

The competition was judged by the Mayor, Cllr Sheila Kimmins and the winner announced on Saturday 3rd December 2022 at the Christmas in Westbury event.

The winning window receive a prize of £50.

Shop Windows

⭐️ The joint WINNERS are… The Flower Hive and The Little Boutique – congratulations and well done ⭐️

🎄 Thank you to all the business that entered the window competition 2022 ❤️

The Flower Hive The Little Boutique winners pic
The Flower Hive
The Little Boutique

Westbury Lions Christmas Float 2022

You can find out when Father Christmas is visiting your street here!

Christmas 2021

In 2021, the Christmas in Westbury event took place on Saturday 4th December 2021. 

Christmas 2020

The traditional market and music entertainment could not take place in 2020 due to Covid-19.

However…

A Magical Mystery Virtual 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 featured 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 were determined to bring the town together in safe and creative ways, commissioning the film earlier in the year to ensure residents could enjoy a Christmas Celebration at home.

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

The official trailer of our virtual Christmas event:

Learn how to make a snowflake:

Christmas craft ideas – YouTube Videos

Westbury Town Christmas Tree

Credit: Martyn Payne, White Horse News