North Devon’s great big simultaneous Christmas light switch on

Each year there is an incredible festive display of lighst at this house in Yelland. Will you be joi

Each year there is an incredible festive display of lighst at this house in Yelland. Will you be joining in on November 28 at 6pm to simultaneously switch your Christmas lights on? Picture: Matt Smart - Credit: Matt Smart

People across North Devon are being urged to switch their Christmas lights on simultaneously this Saturday (November 28) and usher in a little early festive cheer.

With no official live switch on events permitted this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, organiser Lisa Mackenzie is inviting everyone to turn on their lights at the same time at 6pm.

She said: “Whether it’s one light or 1,000, battery, solar or electric every single light will add a little extra magic to this Christmas and let’s face it we could all do with something fun to all take part in whilst being at home.”

The idea is just for outside lights that people will see, not interior decorations, so no need to get the tree down from the loft just yet! Keep up to date on The Great Big Light Switch On Facebook page.

We would also love to see your festive lights and outdoor displays, as North Devon always has some amazing examples and we would like to publish some of those in the paper and online.

Send your Christmas lights pictures to newsdesk@northdevongazette.co.uk .


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