Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for this year’s Christmas light switch-on, late night shopping and Christmas market events.
James Thrift says the Chamber is aware that some residents are still uncomfortable with large crowds because of covid, so a celebrity won’t be recruited to turn on the lights.
This year, you will be encouraged to buy a Christmas decoration to raise funds for good causes. You’ll be able to decorate the star shape and dedicate it to a person or organisation that has supported you over the last 18 months. These decorations will be placed on the town Christmas tree.