The community of Midsomer Norton is set to come together this Thursday for a festive celebration and the switching on of the town’s Christmas Tree lights – with many of the town’s shops and businesses staying open late to give residents the chance to explore what the High Street has to offer.
Centred around music in the Hollies Garden there will be sets from local artists including Emily Savage (5pm), Nigel G Lowndes (5.30pm), Laura Nicholas (6pm) and Martin Radford (6.30pm) before Merriman Theatre Group lead the countdown and sing-a-long at 7pm.
There will also be facepainting, ‘Sumo Santa’ and a chance to meet Father Christmas – who will be brought to the event by Midsomer Norton Carnival Association and giving away selection box as well as decorative wooden trees made by Midsomer Norton Men’s Shed. There will be stalls and a grab-a-selfie Nativity Scene outside the Methodist Church run in association with Welton Baptist Church’
On the High Street there will be a range of market stalls with 25 traders booked offering a range of items from homemade cakes and sweets and ciders to crafts, jewellery and more. There will be street entertainment from Johnny G, balloons in the Hollies Chamber from Rocky, stilt walkers roaming the High Street and also Christmas music from the Community band, performing four sets over the course of the evening.
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The event has been organised by Midsomer Norton Community Trust and is sponsored by the Town Council and LitFibre.