Christmas 2012 in Wiltshire

There’s plenty to get you in the festive mood in Wiltshire this year including:

Friday 16th Nov – Sunday 9th Dec (Friday to Sunday only) then daily from Friday 14th Dec – Monday 7th Jan (excl. Christmas Day) at Longleat – Ice rink, Santa Train, reindeer, Owls by Moonlight and an eleven-metre-tall Christmas tree with more than 600 baubles and 180 metres of lights

Christmas light switch on in Salisbury

22nd November in Salisbury – Christmas light switch and fireworks. Events starts at 6pm and features entertainment from X Factor stars District3

23rd November in Trowbridge – Lights switch on at 6.30pm. Special guest: Olympian Francesca Fox

23rd November in Chippenham – Light switch on at 6pm. Fireworks at Monkton Park at 8pm

27th November in Bradford-on-Avon – Light switch on 6pm. Ed McKeever revealing plaque on bridge re-named after him at 6.45pm.

29th November in Salisbury – Lantern Parade and first ever Christmas Market featuring 55 festive huts. Lantern Parade starts 6pm at Leaden Hall School and arrives at Market square at 6.50pm.

29th November in Marlborough – Light switch on market. Lights on at 7pm

30th November in SalisburyFrom Darkness to Light advent procession at Salisbury Cathedral. Doors open 6pm.

30th November in Devizes – Lantern festival 2pm – 8.30pm

1st December in Tisbury – The Anonymous travelling (Christmas) Market 3pm-7pm

1st – 22nd December in Trowbridge – Dickensian Christmas Experience

4th-9th December in Salisbury – Christmas Tree Festival at St Thomas’ Church. 10am – 6pm Mon – Sat, 1pm-6pm Sun.

5th December  in Swindon – Light switch on from 5pm with X Factor star Jahmene Douglas, Wharf Green. (Postponed from 22nd November)

7th December in Royal Wootton Bassett – Lights will be switched on in the High Street from 6pm

7th December in Corsham –  Lights switch on. Event 5.15pm – 7pm, with the lights on at 6pm

7th-9th and 14th-15th December in Westbury –  Christmas Tree Festival at All Saints Church

13th – 23rd December in Devizes – Christmas Tree Festival at St Andrew’s Church. Closed Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th December

15th December in Chippenham – Victorian Fair in the Market Place. Lantern Parade at 5pm

21st December at Stonehenge – Winter Solstice.  7.30am site opens, 8.10am sunrise, 9am site closes. There will also be the 2nd Historic Stonehenge – Amesbury Lantern Procession along the original “Avenue” – times to be confirmed