Run, Maintained by volunteers
The Best In the West
Winners of then North Somerset 2015 Voluntary Organisation/Charity of the Year
2018 Finalist for the Blachere Town Christmas Lights Competition, coming 6th in the UK
Portishead Christmas Lights is run by volunteers who are committed not only to make Portishead as festive as possible, but to be the best in the West in the category of 'Town Christmas Lights'.
The Portishead Christmas Lights now represent a ‘Golden Mile’ of festive illumination: through the High Street and now extending up West Hill and the Waitrose Piazza.
Each year we have over 100 volunteers come out in all kinds of weather to help put up and take down the lights.
We also assist with other community groups such as: Portishead in Bloom, Portishead Carnival, Portishead Raft Rafce and Portishead Soapbox
We have a dedicated community team who meet regularly throughout the year to talk all thing Christmas lights.
The annual cost each year for the lights is around £20,000. We receive an absolutely vital grant from Portishead Town Council but the majority of the monies is met by local fundraising. Over the years many local groups have generously chosen to raise money in various ways for the lights. This is much appreciated and has helped us to pursue a process of continual improvement.