The Mayor Neil Grecian, Jenny representing our Fireworks Sponsors St Modwen and the Crowd enjoying the firework display following the 2019 light switch on.

FESTIVE DURSLEY ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON FOR CHRISTMAS 2020

The Christmas Lights will be switched on at 6pm on Friday 27th November 2020. However, due to the pandemic things will be different this year and we are not encouraging people to gather in large groups in the town centre on the night. The Festive Dursley Committee is working hard to schedule a range of activities which can be enjoyed by local residents and benefit traders in a Covid-19 secure way. Our priority is the safety of everyone and to maintain social distancing.

This year these festive activities will be available over a longer period and will be delivered either physically or virtually.

The theme is WINTER WONDERLAND and there will be

A live stream of the Christmas Lights Switch-on at 6:00pm with virtual fireworks

Music – Virtual Choirs and Bands

A Winter Wonderland Garden in the Town Centre

Festive Window Display Competition

A virtual message from Father Christmas and Santa's Grotto (on 28 Nov 2020)

Children's Town Centre Trail

And more!

We appreciate that these are extraordinary times and hope that the local community will support these festive activities in a safe way.

Further attractions and entertainment will be added to the above. Look out for updates and information on www.facebook.com/FestiveDursley. You can also contact Festive Dursley via the Town Council offices on 01453 547758.

Festive Dursley 2019

This years Festive Dursley event was a great success with a large crowd witnessing the lights turned on by the Mayor, Cllr Neil Grecian, our new Festive Dursley mascot Ryan the Reindeer and Charlie Bear (mascot of the Air Ambulance).

The Town Council would like to thank the members of the Festive Dursley Group who have worked so hard to facilitate Friday's event including Mandy Woodward, Pam England, Tom Arnold and Mel King.

The winners of the 2019 Festive were announced on Friday evening at the annual Festive Dursley Switch On event. The theme for this year's competition was "Winter Wonderland"

The winners were the Hummingbird Café; owner Suzi Abraham is pictured along with Carmen Bleaken and Megan Lovett in the winning window.

Daisy Belle Floral Design were second with Belle's Kitchen third. The Old Spot, Cutters Den and Inches received commended awards which were judges by members of the local Youth Forum and Mayor Neil Grecian.

The Town Council would like to thank all the local businesses who entered this years competition and Classy Glass & Awards for providing the winners trophy.

Supporters, Volunteers and Sponsors

The evening would not have been possibly without the help and organising from our supporters, volunteers and sponsors including:

Spring Villa Sports Bar - Sponsors of our Christmas Tree.
St Modwen - Sponsors of the Firework Display.
Air Cadets - 649 (Dursley) SQN ATC - Marshalling & Volunteering.
Archway Dentist - Hosting the Winter Garden.
Build it - Assisting with the erection of the Christmas Tree.
Belle's Kitchen - Sponsor.
Cam & Dursley Youth Forum - Judging the Xmas window competition & running festive stall.
Classy Glass - Supply of Christmas window winners award.
Coates Fireworks - Firework display.
Cutters Den - Supplying wooden festive decorations for Santa's grotto.
Disclaimers Rock Band - Entertainment.
DODS - Costumes.
Dursley Lions - supporting the event and marshalling.
Dursley Neighbourhood Police Team - Supporting the event.
Father Christmas and helpers from the TSB.
Global TV (Tom Arnold) - Sponsor and volunteering.
Gloucestershire County Council (Street Lighting team) - Allowing use of lighting columns to power festive lights.
Great Western Air Ambulance (Charlie Bear) - Switching on Xmas Lights and supporting the event.
Inner Wheel - supporting the event.
J & M Entertainment - PA system.
Kate Reynolds - Supply of "rein-sheep".
Lloyds Bank - providing use of car park.
Newscentre - Sponsor.
NDW Sparkles/Sky's the Limit - Xmas lights.
Paul & Leah Wellings - Building Santas Sleigh.
Royal British Legion Dursley and Cam Branch - Supporting the event.
SG Leisure - Fairground and PA equipment.
Simply Footcare - Supporting the event.
St James Church - Hosting the Winter Walkabout Garden.
Snow Business - Artificial Snow.
Terry Pascoe - Our MC for the evening.
Tom Foolery - Entertainment (Magic show).
Town Trust - Organising the stalls.
Tower 22 Training - First Aid.
Tree Management - Christmas Tree.

If you would like to become involved in planning the 2020 Festive Dursley event, please contact the Town Clerk.

Winter Wonderland Garden 2019

Festive Window Competition

The Town Council would like to thank all those who entered the "winter wonderland" themed window display competition.

Mayor Neil Grecian presenting first prize to Suzi Abraham, Ian Allan, Carmen Bleaken and Megan Lovett from the Hummingbird Cafe in the 2019 Festive Window competition.

Mayor Grecian presenting 2nd Place certificate to Eve Squire and Della Sykes from Daisy Belle Floral Design

Mayor Grecian presenting the 3rd place certificate to Belinda Sainty from Belle's Kitchen