Things To See & Do
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
The Christmas in Westbury Celebrations took place on
Saturday 3rd December 2022
1pm – 7pm
High Street and Market Place
Westbury Town Council scored another event bullseye with its heart-warming ‘Christmas in Westbury’ event for all the family on Saturday 3rd December. A busy Winter Market in the High Street catered for Christmas shopping; with funfair rides and circus workshops near the Library to keep the children amused. Musical entertainment here was provided by Primary Schools choirs, Rock Choir and the Bratton Silver Band.
In the Market Place were a variety of hot, freshly made tasty food and drink stalls to keep everyone warm, while watching Dangerous Dave’s puppet show, live music and dance. Santa held court in his new grotto and after a chat, each child was given a homemade gingerbread biscuit.
The event ended with the winner of the Mayor’s Christmas card competition, Orla Pearce, switching on the lights. Thank you to Westbury residents for all your support and we hope you all enjoyed the event as much as we did.
Competition Time 2022!
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):
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.
Shop Window Competition!
THANK YOU to businesses of Westbury that entered the shop window competition.
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.
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
Westbury Lions Christmas Float 2022
You can find out when Father Christmas is visiting your street here!
In 2021, the Christmas in Westbury event took place on Saturday 4th December 2021.
The traditional market and music entertainment could not take place in 2020 due to Covid-19.
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
Credit: Martyn Payne, White Horse News