One of the biggest and most spectacular events takes place this Friday 29 November in Devizes, where you can see the massive parade of lanterns and a giant elephant lantern at the Devizes Christmas Festival and Lantern Parade.
The lantern parade has become an exciting and beautiful feature of the Christmas Festival with hundreds of people and many local schools taking part and making lanterns. In recent years local artists have made large scale lanterns to add to the spectacle, including a unicorn, two white horses and last year’s 30ft shark! This year they have planned something even bigger! Artists Chris and Mick Davey, Ollie Freeman and Michael Maxwell have been working throughout November to create a life size elephant lantern, complete with a special surprise on top!
Other Christmas events around the county include:
Amesbury Christmas Lights – Wednesday 4 December
Bradford on Avon Christmas Lights Switch On Friday – 29th November
Chippenham Christmas Lights Switch On – Friday 29 November
Corsham Christmas Lights Switch On – Friday 6 December
Marlborough Christmas Light Night Market – Thursday 28 November
Royal Wootton Bassett Christmas Lights Event – Friday 6 December
Salisbury Lantern Procession – 28 November
Tidworth Christmas Lights Switch On – Thursday 5 December
Trowbridge Christmas Light Night Market – Saturday 30 November
Warminster Christmas Markets and Lights Switch On – Saturday 30 November
Wilton Christmas Tree Lighting – Monday 2 December