With thanks to our Sponsors
Scarlett & Stone, Ropers Chemist, Yogi's Pharmacy, Market Place Dental Group, Dunmow China Garden Restaurant, Greetings, Wardrobe and Zoe's Coffee Shop
To raise £4,000 so the Community of Great Dunmow can have a Christmas Lights Switching-On Event this year. The money raised will enable us to install Christmas Lights along the Great Dunmow High Street and Market Place, along with a switching on ceremony in Market Place where there will be entertainment, refreshments and a chance to have tea and your photo taken with Santa on Friday 27th November from 5.30pm.
What will be going on?
There will be entertainment from the local schools and dance groups, stalls offering food and drinks as well a chance to do a spot of Christmas Shopping in your local shops, as many will stay open late this evening. There also limited places to have a photo with Santa Clause and a special tea at Scrumptious Tearooms.
Whose turning on the lights?
We are delighted that Michelin Starred Chef Daniel Clifford from Midsummer House in Cambridge will be turning on the lights for us this year. He is also opening the Flitch of Bacon in Little Dunmow in December as well.
Why are we holding this event?
We feel that it is important and a great community event to have a Christmas Lights Switch on Event, along with many other Towns and Villages up and down the country.
This will be the 3rd year we have held this event, it is growing in its popularity and excites so many people, of all ages, within the town and the surrounding villages. Due to its success we have received permission to close off Market Place for the event, and many local businesses will be staying open late that evening, so you can do a spot of Christmas Shopping as well.
We hope that the local businesses and community will get on board and help us raise the remaining £3,500 needed for this event. If we raise more than our target figure we will be able to hire a couple of small rides as well to the entertainment.
The lights are fundamental in creating a festive experience at this time of year and are important for the well-being of the town and its people. Christmas is a special time that makes memories, and that is priceless. Please help us save Christmas in Dunmow!
Why do we have to pay for this?
Great Dunmow Town Council will only donate £500.00 to the event. It costs £4,000 just to have the lights installed, tested and removed, insurance needs to be bought, as well as the outlay for some of the items we have on offer during the event.