The Big Switch On

Adderley Lights Up is a way of everybody sharing in the spirit of the holiday season this Christmas in the face of pandemic restrictions. It’s hoped that in the absence of Carols Round The Village (an important annual fundraiser for Hope House) and the likely ban on singing in the church (a popular Christmas event) as well as the post carol service get-together in the Village Hall we could all share in something meaningful for the festive season and give us our sense of community.

Iain Wilson explains what we’re hoping to do and how you might like to join in.

If you know of somebody who doesn’t have access to the village website or Facebook page please download the flyer and give it to them.

There are four ways to take part:

Light up your garden: More and more people are lighting up their garden at Christmas so why not let your creativity run wild and light up your garden this Christmas so that when families walk around they can share in some of the excitement of Christmas decorations? We are hoping that everybody will switch on their decorations on the 4th along with the village tree.

Decorate a window: If lighting up your garden isn’t for you then why not decorate a window? This can be as simple or as adventurous as you like either traditional scenes or simple decorations placed in the window. It would be wonderful to create a window wonderland so that people walking round the village can enjoy these at the same time as they admire the Christmas lights. We will be putting links to ideas in the coming days to inspire you. The choice is yours. All to be unveiled on the 4th.

Make a decoration for the village tree: be as creative or as traditional as you like. In the coming weeks we will be posting ideas for up cycling household items or your imagination may run to original designs. We are hoping that once the tree is up people will take a picture of themselves hanging their decoration on the tree then we can put a gallery on the website. We will let you know when the tree is ready.

Finally, light up night: we’ve mentioned it already but on Friday December 4th we hope that everybody will switch on their decorations at the same time and light up Adderley. we will publish a route map and families will be able to go around and enjoy the celebrations.

In the coming weeks you will see posters round the village and we will be posting regularly on updates and with ideas.

We are counting down to The Big Switch On.

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