30 October 2018

The Festival of Lights is NEW for the Swindon town centre this year, a trail of light and magic for all ages, designed to guide families around the town centre whilst simultaneously showcasing the great range of national and independent stores, food and drink venues and leisure activities the town has to offer.

Running from 17th November to 31st December 2018, visitors can enjoy an enchanting light trail:

The Parade - Giant Interactive Teddy Bear – a great attraction for kids of all ages.

Bridge Street - Glittery Giant Baubles shimmering with led lights – a great spot for those

enjoying a night out to snap and share a group selfie!

Theatre Square - A beautiful LED waterfall/fountain will be shining bright – a great spot for a

‘romantic’ selfie!

Havelock Square - Santa’s sleigh with its very own illuminated reindeer is ideal for your magical

‘family’ selfie!

Regent Circus - A sparkling 20ft Christmas Tree can be seen from afar bringing Christmas tradition to the light trail brought to you by Regent Circus.

The Brunel Shopping Centre - The Kiss is a great interactive way to grab a kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas, brought to you by The Brunel Shopping Centre.

Wharf Green - 3D twinkling Star shining bright across Wharf Green.

inSwindon BID, who act on behalf of 480 businesses in the town centre, are investing in this ambitious project and are excited about bringing the interactive 3D LED lights to the town centre for the first time.

Jules Brogan, Event Manager said “we hope that families enjoy the illuminations by extending their shopping day visiting each of the attractions.We would encourage visitors to follow the light trail and take selfie’s at each of the illuminations and post them on social media and tag @inSwindon – lets illuminate social media!”

The festive illuminated trail will have the whole family exploring the town centre, getting in the Christmas spirit and returning home with a massive smile on their faces!inSwindon BID would encourage the local community to support the event and the town centre this Christmas by visiting any one or all of the Christmas attractions the town centre has to offer this year.

Don’t forget - The Festival of Lights starts on Saturday 17th November with the BIG LIGHT SWITCH ON in Wharf Green and continues with a variety of activities across the town centre including the light trail until 31st December.

For full information on all activities please go to our Christmas page here.