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Christmas Events 2007 

Christmas Lights & Events

This year promises to be more illuminating than ever before.
It's going to be bright lights, plenty of decoration - plus, hopefully, a little bit of the glitz and glamour of celebrity.

As ever, the biggest events will being taking place in the town centre and Old Town - and here's all the details.
 
Town Centre
Thursday, 15 November 2007
 
Swindon Town Centre Lights
The town centre was transformed into a magical winter wonderland on Thursday 15 November with the annual Christmas lights switch on, this time performed by rugby star Keiran Bracken.
 
 Video and gallery
 Town Centre events - more details
 
 
Old Town
Thursday, 29 November 2007
 
Paul Sturrock
Star turn:
Paul Sturrock
One of the most eagerly awaited nights in the winter calendar takes place this year on the last Thursday of the month.

Last year Swindon boxing star Jamie Cox was the man on the plunger, but this time it's Town manager Paul Sturrock.

Entertainment starts at 6.30pm
Light switch-on at 7.00pm
 
 
Outlet Village
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
 
Outlet Tree of thought
The Outlet Village was alive with Christmas spirit, as members of the community celebrated the switching-on of the Macmillan 'Tree of Thought'.
 
It was a night of celebration and commemoration, as pupils from Ruskin Junior School joined Swindon's Deputy Mayor, Steve Wakefield, to remember family members who have been lost through cancer, with the symbolic tree at the centre of the occasion.
 
Web link Story
 
 
Highworth
Friday, 30 November 2007
 
Highworth Christmas Lights
Ho! Ho! Highworth
Over a thousand people are expected in Highworth market square to witness the Christmas switch-on.

The mayor will be on the plunger, with Santa doing his usual tour handing out sweets afterwards.

Entertainment starts at 6.30pm
Light switch-on at 7.00pm
 
 
Wootton Bassett
Friday, 07 December 2007
 
Wootton Bassett Christmas Lights
A chance to enjoy Wootton Bassett's celebration of the festive season.

A full programme of entertainment along Wootton Bassett high street featuring craft and charity stalls, carol services, Santa's grotto, children's workshop, fire eaters, carousel, stilt walkers, and plenty of shops open too.
 
 
Santa Dash
Sunday 09 December 2007
 
Swindon Santa Dash
Fancy dressing up as Father Christmas and raining money for the Prospect Hospice?
 
If you do, then a 5K dash around Swindon town centre is right up your street! And if you don't, then why not go along and support those mad enough to take part.
 
Web link Santa Dash registration
 
The Panto
07 December 2007 - 06 January 2008
 
Wyvern Panto
Christmas in Swindon wouldn't be the same with out the good old Wyvern Panto - even more expected this year, as it was cancelled last year.
 
Britt Ekland all set to star as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother.
 
Web link Wyvern Theatre
 
 
And for everything else... we've the biggest listings!
  
Web link  What's on over Christmas - full list 
 
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