16th December 2018 | Competitions

Ormskirk was shining a lot brighter this Christmas with £10k worth of Christmas Lights

2018 Prize

First prize: West Lancashire Borough Council won
£10,000 worth of Christmas Lights

Huge crowds flocked on Sunday 25th November to the Christmas Gingerbread Market in Ormskirk for the Light Switch On.

  • Gingerbread theme was everywhere
  • Amazing ice sculpture carving from Glacial Art
  • Mr Thompson’s Bakery ran Ormskirk gingerbread decorating
  • Magical Story Jars ran a themed story workshop
  • Mr Stix provided delightful children’s entertainment
  • Circus performers from Edge Hill University provided a circus skills workshops for everyone.

Visitors were spoiled for choice with all the stalls selling gingerbread-themed treats and gifts, and browsing the independent shops included on a Gingerbread Trail around the town.

  • Caricatures at Chapel Gallery
  • Activities and craft stalls
  • Local dance performances
  • ‘Ormskirk Rock Choir’ singing
  • Tony Scarth did his Tom Jones Tribute act

The final countdown to the Switch on was lead by West Lancashire’s very own Town Crier, Don Evans.

A fantastic and exciting day for Ormskirk and the community. It was their best attended Christmas event ever!

Blachere are delighted to have taken part in Revive & Thrive Magazine’s competition to win the amazing Christmas lighting prize and wish all entrees the very best of luck this year for 2019.

Participating in the competition: Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), Councils, Town Teams or Business Groups/Chamber of Trades.

Find out more on Revive and Thrive Place Magazine

Congratulations to all the finalists:List of 2018 Winner and finalists announced.