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Bath Christmas Lights Switch On

There are many festive treats in store in the World Heritage City of Bath starting when the Christmas lights are switched on Wednesday 12th November.

This year the spotlight will be turned on the star of the Bath retail scene, Jolly’s. This iconic store one of the oldest department stores in Europe has been lovingly restored to its former glory by present owners, House of Fraser. Jolly’s is located on historic Milsom Street and has always had a special place in the hearts of the people of Bath. After a multi-million pound restoration and with the addition of a whole host of great new brands.

Switching on the lights is a favourite family event on the festive calendar.

This year the entertainment starts at 5.30 pm on Wednesday 12th November with a special performance by The Fade from City of Bath College followed by Bristol based-singer song writer, Jane Taylor plus the stars of Bath Rugby – the entire squad will be on stage to switch on the lights together with Justin Webb, Presenter of BBC Radio 4 Today Programme who has recently been named Patron of the Bath Rugby Foundation.

The highlight of the evening will be a spectacular sound and light show created by Bath company Enlightened with the focus on Jolly’s and historic Milsom Street; a memorable start to the Christmas shopping season.

SouthGate centre Bath Xmas Lights  12/11/13 Picture  Sam Farr