Grand Christmas Lantern Parade and Festive Light Switch-on Event

Lightng Up 2019 Saturday 23rd November.




It is with great sadness that we have to say we were unsuccessful in our application to the Arts Council for funding to run the lantern parade this year. The project costs £14,000 and includes artists running lantern making, animation, song and music and window decorating arts workshops, materials for all the activities, staging for the final event, marketing and the time to manage the project. We are really sad to see these elements go this year, but we a re determined to secure funding for next year.


Despite this, we will still be holding the Christmas Market and Christmas Light Switch On Event, with activities taking place from 3pm on Saturday 23rd November.


This year's event will be focussed in and around Chard Street and Victoria Place where the Christmas Lights will be switched on for the first time. You will see us and our wonderful electrician Michael Beviss busying ourselves with the instalation of the electrical works and hooks to support the Christmas lights over the coming weeks. Give us a friendly hello, and please do ask any questions you may have!


Christmas Market from 3pm

Christmas Light Switch on at 7.45pm


If you would like to be involved in any aspect of the 2020 parade please get in touch by emailing


Lighting Up 2019

This year's event will take place on Saturday 23rd November: Christmas Market from 3pm and Christmas Lights Switch-on at 7.45pm. More details to follow. 

Axminster Helps!

Are you interested in volunteering? Would you like to find out more about the volunteering opportunities locally? Come along to Axminster Guildhall on Saturday 2nd November to find out more.

Contact us:

If you have any queries or wish to talk to us about getting involved, please contact us:


+44 793 0800225 +44 793 0800225


Or use our contact form.

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