Picture kindly supplied by Tim Taphouse Photography
The annual Town Christmas event is managed by local volunteers and supported by the Town Council. It is scheduled for the last Friday in November and includes the switch on of the Town Centre's Christmas Tree Lights.
The 2016 Xmas Switch On event was a great success with an excellent crowd witnessing the lights turned on by Craig Parkinson ably assisted by Jon, Noreen and the Dursley Lion.
The evening would not have been possibly without the help and organising from our supporters, volunteers and sponsors. The Town Council would like to thank the members of the Christmas Working Group and:
Bank Café, Cam & Dursley Youth Forum, Classy Glass, Clifton Cameras, Coates, Fireworks, DODS, Dursley Air Cadets, Dursley Business Inclusive, Dursley C of E Primary Academy, Dursley Lions, Father Christmas and his elves, Inclusion Choir, Inner Wheel, J & M Entertainment, Let it Go (hair salon), Kings Head Pub, Mind Shop, NDW Sparkles, Peak Academy, Rednock Rock Band, Rotary Club, SG Leisure, Simply Footcare, Snow Business, Terry Pascoe, The Bird Cage, The Door Youth Project, Town Trust, Tower 22 Training, Tree Management, Wildwood Flowers, Wotton Tarpaving, World Jungle and
If you would like to become involved in planning the 2017 Xmas event, please contact the Town Clerk
The crowd enjoying the Fireworks at the 2016 event.
Each year a chosen charity receives the funds made from selling baubles for the town Christmas Tree, located on "the link" between Parsonage Street and Castle Street.
The 2016 Charity is Home-Start. Home-Start is a local charity which supports parents who are going through challenging times located in Dursley and the Stroud District.
Children's Lantern Parade
Father Christmas leads the annual lantern parade from 5:45pm. The document below shows how children can make homemade lanterns for the parade.
- Xmas 2016 Event (Schools) Poster and lantern instructions (PDF, 479 Kb)
Xmas 2016 Event (Schools) Poster and lantern instructions