Christmas Celebrations

Thank you for supporting the Christmas in Westbury event on Saturday 1st December.  We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.

A short film was produced and shown on the day.  Thank you to Westbury schools and businesses for getting involved.

The film can be viewed here: Merry Christmas Westbury

On 4th December 2018, Mayor Ian Cunningham was interviewed on BBC Radio Wiltshire about the event and film and you can listen here (you will need to sign in or register with the BBC to listen).

Christmas Card competition

It was a record breaking year for the Mayor’s Christmas card competition with over 60 entries submitted by the children of Westbury, the most every received.

In the face of tough competition Finley Lawson, aged 6, was chosen as the overall winner of the competition and his design will be turned into this year’s Mayor’s Christmas Card. Finley also won the 6-8 year old aged group category.

As part of his prize Finley also helped turn on the town’s Christmas Lights in front of a packed Market Place on Saturday 1st December.

Sophia Villamin (aged 5) and Thomas Whiting (aged 10) were overall runners-up and won the 3-5 year old and 9-11 year old categories respectively.  

All three children were presented with a £25 gift voucher by Santa on stage at the Christmas Lights switch on.

Winner – Finley Lawson







Runner Up – Sophia Villamin










Runner Up – Thomas Whiting









Christmas window competition

Dorothy House Charity Shop, on the High Street, were announced winners of the town’s annual Christmas Window competition at the Christmas Lights switch on Saturday 1st December.

15 local shops in the town entered into the festive competition and showed the town’s shop keepers creative side with some great displays.

Awarded top spot by the Mayor, Dorothy Houses display, made by the shop’s staff, took home a £50 voucher as first prize.

Not Just Brides and Crosspoint were also highly commended for there displays.

Martin Dawson, Events Coordinator at Westbury Town Council said “It was great so many of our local shops entered the competition and it really added to the festive feel of the town centre. We hope we get even more entries next year”.

Winner – Dorothy House








Highly Commended – Crosspoint












Highly Commended – Not Just Brides










Date: Saturday 1st December 2018

Where: Market Place / All Saints Church / Westbury Town Centre

What’s on: Christmas Lights Switch On / Live Concert, Music and Dance / Christmas Tree Festival / Evening Winter Market / Funfair / Children’s Activities / Food / Drink / The Snow Lion

10am-9pm – Christmas Tree Festival
11am-9pm – Children’s Funfair and Inflatables
3pm-5pm – Santa at the Grotto Market Place
3pm-9pm – Evening Winter Outdoor and Indoor Market – Maristow Street and Church Parish Hall
5pm-9pm – Christmas Celebrations Evening Concert and Christmas Lights Switch On

Lights switch on at 7pm

Evening Concert – The Will Blake Band / The Frome Street Bandits / Mollie Green / PSG Choir / ALW School of Dance

We hope to see you there!