Brixham will celebrate its Christmas Lights Switch on with a ‘Lanterns, Lights and ‘luminations’ parade with recycling as the core spirit of the event. Brixham’s Town Council and Chamber of Commerce are looking for thousands of recycled objects to be transformed into lanterns to remind everyone of the importance of recycling, traditional lanterns are also welcome!
Cllr Martyn Hodge, Chair of the Community Services Committee said: “We are asking everyone to start saving jam jars, tissue paper, old 4pt / 6pt milk bottles, 2 litre bottles, old paper lamp shades, mulberry paper, unwanted artificial flowers, buttons, beads, ribbons, paper plates, paper cups etc, anything that can be transformed into beautiful and amazing lanterns.”
Lantern making workshops will be held at the beginning of November, dates of which will be published in October. These workshops will help you make both traditional lanterns and recycled lanterns. But that’s not stopping you from making them at home too. Get together with your friends, family, school, clubs or youth groups to create an inspirational masterpiece.
Brixham’s Town Council and Chamber of Commerce are working together to ensure that this year’s event stands out, prompting visitors to want to join us for the weekend of November 23 and 24.
The parade also coincides with the Brixham Christmas market which will be held in Brixham’s Scala Hall. The hall will be festooned with bells and holly, so with the Christmas music and children’s entertainment that is also planned there will be enough to keep everyone entertained!
Stallholder packs, giving all the information about trading in the market and booking details are available for anyone wishing to have a market stall.