Lyme Regis gears up for its festivities

New Year card. Cookies in the shape of a Christmas tree and a starfish with a garland on the backgro

Celebrate Christmas in the coastal town of Lyme Regis - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The cool coastal streets of Lyme Regis will be lit up with a warming array of colourful lights at its seasonal switch-on event, on Saturday, November 27, with the mayor and town crier in attendance.  Prior to the street illuminations, there's a fun lantern-making workshop happening in Pine Hall in Lyme Regis' Baptist Church, followed by a lantern parade starting at the church at 5.15pm. To add even more sparkle to the occasion, the local majorette group and Father Christmas will join the bright procession that will head along Broad Street to its final destination at the town's Christmas tree at The Shambles.  Soon after, the lights will be switched on at 5.30pm. 

Other festive occasions lined up for Lyme Regis include a Christmas Tree Festival at the Baptist church on Thursday, December 16 to Sunday, December 19, and Lyme Regis Rotary's 'Carols around the Christmas Tree' on Thursday, December 23 at 7pm. The town band will be playing a selection of Christmas carols for all to sing along to, and the mayor will be in attendance with the town crier acting as MC. Hot soup will be served in the interval with a collection being made by the Lyme Regis Rotary Club on behalf of local charities.

One of the town's biggest and most daring of seasonal events, the Lyme Lunge, kicks off a few days later on New Year's Day.