Brixham Town Hall has spent the week being dressed ready for Christmas, the front of the building facing New Road has been fitted with 700 eye bolts to support 288 meters of rope lights which will outline the building as part of the extensive Christmas Lights display in the town.
The footpath in front of the Town Hall has been cordoned off to allow the workman access to the front elevation by use of a scissor lift and the workmen have been commencing work at 7am to minimise the disruption to the public. All of the front windows and decorative brickwork have had lights attached.
Vic Ellery, chairman of the committee managing the Christmas lights display told the Devon Week: “This will be a wonderful addition to our Christmas display and will brighten the Bolton Cross area, which has not had illumination until this year. It also follows on from the solar powered Christmas trees in New Road.
“It will be amazing to see the features on the façade of this historic building become a real feature and a centre piece for the lights in this area of town just as our Santa and Reindeer are a feature in the harbour.”
The lights outlining the town hall will be switched on during the Christmas lights switch on event which will take place on the Saturday, November 27, with events starting at 4pm at the Old Fish Market and ending not only with the switch on but also with a huge firework display.
As part of the town’s ever-growing seasonal celebrations a two-day covered Christmas Market will be held in Brixham Town Square on Saturday and Sunday, November 27 and 28, from 10am to 4pm which will have 38 stalls selling all manner of Christmas fayre and gifts in the welcoming atmosphere of Christmas music and mulled wine.