Baildon lighting up for Christmas
Once again, Baildon is looking forward to a fantastic display of Christmas lights in the centre of Baildon, but also on Otley Road and the shops on Coach Road. New for this year as a trial is a giant star at the entrance to Baildon Station.
There are also some new icicle lights, and Baildon sees a total of 75 snowfall tubes to light up the trees. The coloured lights in the trees outside the library, and also the lights at St Johns Court on Otley Road were new in 2019 and will all be lit up again.
30 local businesses have signed up to Baildon Christmas Partnership (shared funding between each business and Baildon Town Council) and this year each has had a new 5 foot tree with coloured LED lights installed above their shop/ business, to match the magnificent Christmas tree which is in its usual place in the stocks.
This year due to the pandemic there will not be a switch on event, but the lights will start going on from the last week in November. This may be a gradual process this year, as the electricity supply in many cases is within the businesses, and many are closed due to lockdown. (Please do not worry if some are not lit up from the start… everyone is doing their best to make it happen as well as they possibly can.)
Baildon Town Councillor Gill Dixon commented:
"Work has gone on throughout the year to identify and repair the glitches from last year ( such as the lights on the roof of the public toilets.) so we hope that this year the display will be better than ever! We are very sorry that we cannot go ahead with a community switch on event as in previous years, but hope that residents young and old will be cheered by the Christmas lights in Baildon and will still manage to have a very merry Christmas! "
Cllr Gill Dixon
Chair of the Economy Committee
Posted: Fri, 13 Nov 2020 15:58 by Katie Whitham