Christmas Tree Switch On - Cleveleys

Christmas Tree Switch On - Cleveleys

A community event to mark the start of Christmas, and remember those no longer with us.

Thursday 30 November from 4-5pm

Mark the start of Christmas and remember those no longer with us.

Gather at the Christmas tree outside the Cancer Research shop on Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.

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Enjoy the sounds of our local primary schools singing Christmas Carols, and the Dedication of the Christmas Tree. 

Be entertained by Manor Beach School and Northfold Primary School, along with the Tuneless Choir.

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For more details contact Cllr Andrea Kay on 07909 001436


Light up a Life 2014

As usual, the crowds gathered at the back of the Vue Cinema where the glo-sticks were handed out and then everyone paraded along the seafront to the Plaza – in probably the best weather we’ve had for this event yet!

Cleveleys Christmas Switch On, Light Up a Life event

At the Plaza, Northfold primary and Manor Beach Primary both sang some lovely songs and performed for the assembled crowd. Watch this clip from mediafilms

There were a few words from Paul Maynard MP, Visit Cleveleys and Rossall Beach Residents & Community Group, Rev Michael Payne and Cllr Andrea Kay.

Cleveleys Christmas Switch On, Light Up a Life event

Then everyone trooped along Victoria Road West, pausing to admire the fairy lights on the clock, to stop at the tree which is outside the Cancer Research Shop. 

Cleveleys Christmas Switch On, Light Up a Life event

Cllr Andrea Kay remembered those no longer with us, and the lights were turned on, helped by special guest Paul Maynard MP.

Finally the Dream Team Singers performed their choir music for the guests.

Cleveleys Christmas Switch On, Light Up a Life event

The Christmas Book of Memories will be in Cleveleys Library during December.

A community event brought to you by:
❋ Cleveleys Association of Commerce & Trade,
❋ The Churches of Cleveleys,
❋ www.VisitCleveleys.info
❋ Manor Beach Primary School,
❋ Northfold Primary School,
❋ Rossall Beach Residents & Community Group


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Clock Shelter Opening – 2014

Just before the switch on event in November 2014, a small opening ceremony was held for the Clock Shelter.

It was done before the crowds gathered because having a couple or three hundred people gathering in the roundabout in the road was simply not safe.

You can read the full story of the Clock Shelter and see photos here


It was a fine, still evening, to celebrate the annual community Christmas event at Cleveleys! (Nov 2012)

Light Up a Life is a true celebration of everything that’s great about our community at Cleveleys.

Meet at the back of the Vue Cinema on the seafront at Cleveleys and then parade to the Plaza area on the promenade.

There’ll be a chance to join in with a festive singalong, and singing from the choirs at Manor Beach and Northfold Primary Schools. 

We’ll also be remembering the ones we have loved and are no longer with us.

These photos are from the event in 2012

Light up a Life at Cleveleys

At the Plaza area on the promenade, Manor Beach, Northfold and Rossall Primary school children entertained the crowds with some first class carol singing, while everyone joined in. 

Light up a Life at Cleveleys
Northfold Primary School

Light up a Life at Cleveleys
Rossall Junior School

Light up a Life at Cleveleys
Manor Beach Primary School

By this time the Glo-Sticks were lighting up the sky, and after the carol service everyone paraded up to the centre of Cleveleys to the tree outside the Cancer Research shop.

Remembering those who we have loved and lost, there were dedications and a short service, with names read out of entries in the Book of Memories in Cleveleys Library where you can also make an entry to remember those who are no longer with us at this special time of year.

Light up a Life at Cleveleys

The tree was dedicated by Rev Michael Payne, and the lights were lit on the tree by a young member of the community. The Mayor of Wyre then led the crowd in singing ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’.

All in all, a lovely hour out inthe fresh air, enjoying the community spirit that’s so strong all year round in Cleveleys.

Christmas tree in Cleveleys

Cleveleys Christmas Switch On, Light Up a Life event

Cleveleys Christmas Switch On, Light Up a Life event

Cleveleys Christmas Switch On, Light Up a Life event

Cleveleys Christmas Switch On, Light Up a Life event

Cleveleys Christmas Switch On, Light Up a Life event

Light up a Life at Cleveleys

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