Last year Carnon Downs had a village Christmas lights display for the first time!
This year we'd like to build on this by having a bigger and better lights display in the village with more Christmas trees lining the main street down through the village, as well as the main tree by the Village Hall.
The Carnon Downs Community Association's aim is to make this happen and are also running other fundraising events to fund the lights. Ideally depending on funds raised we would also like eventually to expand the display to the roads leading off the main road through the village.
We plan to hold a grand switch on night at the beginning of December for the whole village to come out and get together for mulled wine, hot chestnuts and mince pies and a craft fayre. The first switch on last year was really popular and well supported so much so that this year we will be applying to close the road to accommodate all the people who came out to see the lights, if we are successful with our road closure application we would also like to have a children's lantern parade. We hope to build on the display year by year to make it really spectacular.
So far this year we have been successful in being awarded some funding from the Parish Council and Tesco so that we can have personalised 'Merry Christmas from Carnon Downs' lights and in the next couple of months will be holding further fundraising events including a Murder Mystery Evening and Halloween Pumpkin Trail from which all proceeds will go towards the Christmas lights fund.
This project will benefit not only the residents of the village but also lots of people from surrounding villages who drive through Carnon Downs regularly to get to their homes and work.
Rewards will be added to this page soon.
If you are a business and make a donation towards the lights we will display your business logo/advert on the front page of our website for a year and also on the page about our lights project and supporters.
If you are a resident and would be willing to let us plug some Christmas lights into your electricity supply or would like to become involved with the Community Association then please get in touch via our website or phone 01872 864567.
If you're a business and you'd like to get involved we'd be delighted to hear from you.
Please donate towards our project and help us bring some seasonal sparkle to our village!
Visit our website www.carnondownsvillage.co.uk for more information and details of upcoming events.